Japan and Russia will deal with about 30 objects of financial cooperation forward of a December summit at which Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes to make progress in resolving a long-festering territorial row. Japan’s commerce minister Hiroshige Seko met Russian officers in Moscow, together with Financial Improvement Minister Alexei Ulyukayev, and the 2 sides agreed to hunt concrete progress earlier than Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Japan subsequent month, the Nikkei reported on Friday. The ministers additionally agreed to map out by Nov. 18 plans for government-led tasks resembling bettering the city surroundings within the southwestern metropolis of Voronezh and coaching of Russian engineers. That might be earlier than Abe and Putin maintain an anticipated assembly on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit in Peru that month. Seko and Russian Power Minister Alexander Novak agreed to work collectively on oil and gasoline improvement. “Bettering the financial relationship between Japan and Russia will after all be a serious, necessary basis for negotiating a peace treaty,”.