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Vladimir Putin, Shinzo Abe take time out to enjoy judo in Vladivostok

Vladimir Putin, Shinzo Abe take time out to enjoy judo in Vladivostok

Vladimir Putin always has enough time to enjoy his passion — judo, the Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe shared this passion too. In Vladivostok, both leaders attended the International Vladivostok Jigoro Kano Junior Judo Tournament. 

The world leaders had a pause and took time away from the Eastern Economic Forum Thursday to enjoy judo. The Russian President Putin, his Mongolian counterpart Khaltmaa Battulga and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe attended on Thursday on the judo tournament. International Vladivostok Jigoro Kano Junior Judo Tournament.

The world leaders highly appreciated the skills of the juniors judoists whose fighting there were watching at the International Vladivostok Jigoro Kano Junior Judo Tournament. Both Putin and Battugla are keen advocates of the sport, feel the spirit of this kind of sport and have a great respect for fair play. Everyone knows that culture and sport unite people.

Putin, Abe reached an agreement on the Eastern Economic Forum organized by the Russian government

The joint economic activity was a subject of the new agreement reached at a Sept. 7 meeting between Japan and Russia. Shinzo Abe and Vladimir Putin both were working hard to reach this important decision on the sidelines of the EEF 2017.

How about upgrading the post of the [Japanese] minister in charge of economic cooperation with Russia to deputy prime minister?

How about upgrading the post of the [Japanese] minister in charge of economic cooperation with Russia to deputy prime minister?

In his speech, Vladimir Putin praised China and its representative,

“We presented Wang with a medal of friendship,” Putin said. “Eighty percent of investment in the Russian Far East is from China.”

He then turned to Abe and, in a joking manner, said,

“How about upgrading the post of the [Japanese] minister in charge of economic cooperation with Russia to deputy prime minister?”