Russian and Japanese prime ministers Mikhail Fradkov and Shinzo Abe agree that the unused potential in bilateral relations must be tapped. Abe told Fradkov at the beginning of talks on February 28 "relations between Russia and Japan have an untapped potential not found in Japan's relations with any other country." Fradkov said in turn: "Indeed, one can talk about an untapped potential which must be used." The Russian prime minister also said that his official visit was procee...

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