Japanese Foreign Minister will visit Russia

Foreign Minister Yohei Kono will travel to Russia later this week to meet with President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov in preparation for next month's Japan-Russia summit, a Japanese ministry official said Monday. Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori are scheduled to meet on the sidelines of the Nov. 15-16 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Brunei to discuss concluding a bilateral peace treaty and other issues,AK&M reports.