Source: President of Russia – The Kremlin – English
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Kitamura, colleagues, friends,
I am very glad to welcome you all in Moscow.
I would like to note that relations between our states are developing steadily, and we are very happy about this.
I know that yesterday you had fairly detailed talks with your Russian counterpart, Mr Patrushev.
I would like to ask you to convey my best wishes to the Prime Minister [Shinzo Abe]. I hope we will have an opportunity to speak about our further relations with the Prime Minister – when and where we will be able to continue our meetings and consultations.
We are very glad to see you. Welcome!
To be continued.