Hollywood actor, diplomat and special envoy for Russian-American issues Steven Seagal expressed hope for the restoration of relations between Russia and Japan. He stated this on the air of the YouTube channel “Soloviev Live”.
“It pains me to hear that relations between the two countries are crumbling, and I hope that they can be repaired,” Sigal said.
He stressed that he is going to make significant efforts to clarify what is happening between the two countries. For this, the diplomat intends to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and discuss several issues, including the belonging of the Kuril Islands.
Segal believes that there are many in the Russian government who have a positive attitude towards Japan. At the same time, many Japanese reciprocate this, the actor added.
“There is true love between these countries, and this is an excellent basis to try again to build a dialogue and negotiate,” he concluded.
In 2016, Segal became a citizen of Russia. In 2018, he took the post of special representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry on Russian-American humanitarian ties and common cultural and historical heritage.
Earlier, Deputy Secretary General of the Government of Japan Yoshihiko Ishizaki said that fighters of the Japanese Air Self-Defense Forces raised the alarm due to flights of Russian and Chinese helicopters from the decks of warships.