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Summit concludes with Russia-Japan ties getting a bit warmer

Many of the agreements were memoranda of understanding rather than firm contracts; territorial dispute still looms

Mr Putin (left) and Mr Abe during a news conference in Tokyo. Japan would provide advanced medical, health, environmental technology to Russia and help with the industrialisation of its far east region.


JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin ended a two-day summit in Japan on Friday with an agreement to step up economic cooperation between the countries but no real progress was made on solving a territorial dispute that has dogged relations since...

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