The goal of Russia's negotiations with Japan - basic document wider peace agreement, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"We see the negotiation of the conclusion of such a fundamental document, which would be wider than just peace. And referring to the Treaty of peace, friendship and good neighborliness, cooperation, which would be durable, modern legal basis for the derivation of relations between our countries to a qualitatively new level," Zakharova said at the briefing.
A prominent Japanese expert on Russian-Japanese relations Yukio Asazuma not rule out that Russia and Japan will stop joint economic activities on southern Kuriles against the background of amendments to the Russian legislation for territorial integrity.
"The opportunity to continue negotiations on the territorial issue, the two countries remains", - said the expert, who is a knight of the order "Friendship of Peoples", consultant on Russian-Japanese cooperation.
The adoption of the law on the protection of national security of Hong Kong is an internal affair of China, said Deputy foreign Minister Igor Morgulov.
"If we all respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China, and I think that in this there is no doubt, then we must consider the situation in Hong Kong as a purely internal affair of China. Hence our position: we are strongly against outside interference in the relations between the Central government and one of the regions of the country," said Morgulov during an online interview.
Adoption of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation do not affect the joint economic activity with Japan on the Kuril Islands, said Deputy foreign Minister Igor Morgulov.
A nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation was scheduled for 22 April, but then postponed due to the difficult epidemiological situation in the country. Later, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the vote will take place on 1 July. To participate in distance voting were residents of the two pilot regions - Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod region. It was held from 25 to 30 June.
Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Igor Morgulov discussed with the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Moscow, Lee SOK PAE the situation on the Korean Peninsula, given the recent deterioration of inter-Korean relations, said the Russian foreign Ministry.
At the initiative of the Korean side was arranged a telephone conversation Morgulov and South Korean Ambassador.
Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Igor Morgulov discussed with the Ambassador of India in Moscow Venkatesam by Varma the situation on the line of actual control in the Himalayas, said the foreign Ministry.
"At the initiative of the Indian side had a telephone conversation with Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Igor Morgulov with the extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Republic India in the Russian Federation Venkatesam a Varma", - stated in the message.
Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Igor Morgulov discussed by telephone with his Japanese counterpart Takeo Mori, the countries ' cooperation in the fight against the spread of the new coronavirus infection COVID-19, said the foreign Ministry.
"Touched on the subject of multifaceted cooperation in various areas, including the promotion of trade and economic cooperation, strengthening of legal base of relations and cooperation in the fight against the spread of the new coronavirus infection, a number of other bilateral topics. Both sides affirmed their mutual intention to maintain close dialogue on all the issues discussed", - stated in the message.