Cancellation of “East Economic Forum” sponsored by the Russian government Annual summit meeting June 20, 6:18

In the Russian Far East, the international conference scheduled for September this year has been canceled due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection. Since Prime Minister Abe has participated in this conference every year and has become a forum for summit meetings with President Putin, there is concern that it may affect the negotiations on the peace treaty between Japan and Russia.

The "Eastern Economic Forum", an international conference organized by the Russian government, is held annually in Vladivostok, the center city of the Russian Far East, toward the development of the Far East region, which President Putin regards as the country's top priority.

This event was scheduled to be held from September 2 to 4 days, but the organization that manages the forum will stop the event on the 19th due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection. Announced.

It is customary to hold a summit meeting between Prime Minister Abe and President Putin who are present at this conference every year, and peace treaty negotiations including the Northern Territories issue have been held.

The Japan-Russia summit meeting has not been held since September last year due to the cancellation of the international conference that was scheduled to be held in Chile, South America last November. There is concern that the cancellation will affect the negotiations.