- Title: JAPAN: SOVIET UNION PRESSES FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AGREEMENT.
- Date: 23rd January 1985
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN JANUARY 22, 1985 (REUTERS -KIMIAKI TANAKA) ( ** BEWARE FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY **) GV Building where meeting was held 0.04 SVs Soviet delegation (3 shots) 0.18 GV Delegation leaders shaking hands 0.21 GV & CU Japanese delegation leader (2 shots) 0.26 CUs Soviet delegation leader speaking (RUSSIAN SOT) (3 shots) 0.40 GV AND PAN Cameramen AND PAN OVER delegate speaking (2 shots) 0.55 InitialsASG/BB Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 7th February 1985 12:00
- Location: Japan, Japan
- Country: Japan
- Topics: International Relations,Economy,Politics
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- Story Text: TOKYO, JAPAN
The Soviet Union called for a long-term economic cooperation agreement with Japan when trade delegations from both sides met in Tokyo on January 22. In his opening speech, the Soviet delegation leader, Mikhail Kiselev, called for such an accord, but the Japanese delegation, led by Takehiko Mishiyama, director-general of the Foreign Ministry's European and Oceanic Affairs Bureau, made no immediate response. The meeting marked the first time in four years that Japan and the Soviet Union had met for trade talks. The meetings, which first began 25 years ago, were stalled following the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan, when Tokyo imposed trade sanctions. Relations between the two countries have also been strained following the shooting down of a South Korean airliner in September, 1983, and the continued Soviet occupation of the Kuril islands north of Japan. In a separate dispute, Japan's fishermen may lose access to Soviet waters as Japan is holding up an agreement because of fears that Soviet fishing boats may also be spying.
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