There are also humanitarian issues. "I am confident that everyone understands that". We believe Japan also can enjoy advantages, such as securing natural resources and gaining profits from investment in Russian Federation, depending on the extent to which bilateral cooperation develops.
The prime minister apparently had a similar aim when he delivered a speech in Vladivostok calling for talks with Putin to be held once a year.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is scheduled to convene late this month in Algeria and oil prices have fluctuated on speculation that the cartel could agree to limit supply.
It is also important for the two countries to work together in the security field.
That said, Tanaka Nobuo still believes that the project of a joint energy grid in Asia is both economically feasible and would help the countries to resolve existing geological problems through a dialogue. Prince bin Salman "is a very reliable partner with whom you can reach agreements, and can be certain that those agreements will be honored", he said.
"No meeting in recent years has tested the ability of individual leaders like the December summit will", Japans Foreign Ministry representative said as quoted by the Nikkei news outlet. "We didn't reject the idea of freezing output". That said, he is reportedly glad that the hack occurred.
Russian Federation is ready to take part in informal talks with OPEC later this month, even if a deal isn't immediately forthcoming, Novak said Friday on sidelines of an economic forum in Vladivostok.
Under the Russian president, who has been in power under three different occupants of the White House, ties have steadily worsened with the US.
"They're both using shock tactics, just each in their own way", the Russian president said in an interview.
A person familiar with the hack attack told Bloomberg News that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is highly confident that the Moscow government was behind the security breach of the DNC and other Democratic groups. Russian Federation will also hold informal talks with OPEC on the sidelines of the 15th International Energy Forum in Algeria September 26-28. Novak is due to attend the conference. Iran has mostly restored its output to pre-sanction levels, which suggests Tehran may be more flexible in freezing output. Putin said in response to the hacking of the DNC email system. "It would be unfair to leave it on this sanctioned level".
Saudi Arabia at the time refused to go ahead with a freeze unless Iran joined in.
Foreign minister Lavrov said earlier this year that Russian Federation wants its ties with Japan to "move forward" but is not prepared to budge on the "result of World War II".