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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kozyrev in Tokyo

TOKYO () -- Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev arrived in Tokyo on Thursday for talks on key international and bilateral issues, including a decades-old territorial row over the southern Kuril islands.

Foreign Ministry officials here said the conflict in Chechnya and nuclear nonproliferation are among the topics of international interest that will be discussed when Kozyrev meets Japanese Foreign Minister Yohei Kono. Senior Japanese diplomats have already indicated they do not expect a major breakthrough on the Kuril issue, however.

In Beijing, where Kozyrev made an overnight visit before flying to Tokyo, the Russian Foreign Minister assured China that Moscow would abide by a border treaty