Konstantin Totsky, director of the Federal Frontier Service (FPS) of Russia, will go on a working visit to Japan Saturday.
As RIA Novosti was informed by the FPS press centre, in Tokyo Totsky will meet with the chief of the department for sea security, the secretary general of the Cabinet of Ministers, and the minister of state lands, transport and infrastructure of Japan.
During his talks with Katsuhiko Navano, chief of the sea security department, Totsky is planning to discuss "the state and prospects of Russian-Japanese cooperation in the frontier sphere, coordinated efforts to put a stop to trans-border crime, including the illegal fishing and smuggling of marine biological resources, and a plan of joint measures." On July 16, the FPS director will leave Japan for Honolulu (the Hawaii, USA) to take part in a meeting of chiefs of the frontier departments and patrol service departments in charge of the northern part of the Pacific region.
Along with the Russian FPS delegation, delegations of the US Coastal Patrol Service, the Sea Security Department of Japan, the National Marine Police Agency of Korea, the Coast Guard Service of Canada, and the Ministry of Public Security of China will take part in the said meeting.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969