Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Lodges Protest to Japanese Ambassador

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Lodges Protest to Japanese Ambassador

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov on 26 July lodged a protest to Japanese Ambassador Toyohisa Kozuki over Tokyo’s recent unfriendly steps related to territorial claims, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Kozuki was invited to the ministry after Japan's permanent deputy foreign minister, Takeo Mori, summoned Russian Ambassador in Tokyo Mikhail Galuzin to lodge a protest Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin's visit to the Kuril Islands.

Japanese Ambassador in Moscow Toyohisa Kozuki left the building of the Russian Foreign Ministry where he was summoned on 26 July after Tokyo lodged a protest in connection with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin's visit to the Iturup Island, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

The diplomat told Sputnik that he was summoned to the ministry to discuss bilateral relations.

Earlier in the day, Japan's permanent deputy foreign minister, Takeo Mori, summoned Russian Ambassador in Tokyo Mikhail Galuzin to lodge a protest over Mishustin’s visit to the Kuril Islands.

Galuzin reportedly said Japan's protest over Mishustin's visit is "inappropriate".

 

Source: sputniknews.com

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