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1991

Letter from the President of the Russian Federation, B.N. Yeltsin, to the Russian People

Boris Yeltsin pledges to achieve a post-war settlement with Japan, including a resolution of the Russo-Japanese territorial dispute.

March 19, 1993

The Chancellor's [Helmut Kohl's] Telephone Conversation with French President Mitterrand on Thursday, 18 March 1993

Mitterrand gives a report on his recent meeting with Yeltsin emphasizing his support for the idea to have a multilateral Western summit meeting on financial aid for Russia prior to the 1993 Tokyo World Economic Summit as a way to show more support for Yeltsin. Kohl and Mitterrand discuss British and Japanese objections to this idea.

March 3, 1993

The Chancellor's [Helmut Kohl's] Meeting with Russian President Yeltsin on Wednesday, 3 March 1993

Kohl and Yeltsin examine Russia's domestic situation against the backdrop of its constitutional crisis and the conflict between Yeltsin and the Deputy People's Congress. Yeltsin emphasizes his willingness to resolve the  conflict according to the constitution. At the same time, he does not exclude the possibility that he could be forced to "resort to extreme measures" in order to save democracy.

July 13, 1992

The Chancellor's [Helmut Kohl's] Meeting with French President Mitterrand on 7 July 1992 in Munich

Kohl and Mitterrand look into issues of nuclear power plant safety in the former Soviet Union as a key theme on the agenda of the World Economis Summit in Munich. Both complain about American and Japanese reluctance to agree on the establishment of a joint G-7 fund in this field.

July 13, 1992

The Chancellor's [Helmut Kohl's] Meeting with Italian Prime Minister Amato at the "Four Seasons" Hotel in Munich, 5 July 1992, 16.00-17.00 hours

Kohl and Amato reason about the best ways of financial assistance for Russia. They do not yet want to include Russia in the World Economic Summits on a permanent basis. There is consensus that the door for Russia must remain open, however.

May 4, 1992

The Chancellor's [Helmut Kohl's] Meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa in Bonn, 30 April 1992, 11:45 – 12:10 Hours

Kohl and Miyazawa talk about financial aid for Russia and preparations for the 1992 World Economic Summit as well as Kohl's request for additional Japanese economic support for Russia. In contrast, Miyazawa highlights the importance of the unresolved territorial question over the Kuriles.

March 26, 1993

Memorandum of Conversation: Meeting with German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, March 26, 1993, 10:40 - 11:55 am

Clinton and Kohl discuss German-American relations, the situation in Russia, the Russo-Japanese territorial dispute, and other international issues.

February 12, 1994

Cable No. 1461, Ambassador Kuriyama to the Foreign Minister, 'Japan-United States Summit Meeting (Working Lunch, Separate Telegram 4: Russia)'

Clinton and Hosokawa discuss efforts to support economic and political reforms in Russia.

September 28, 1993

Cable No. 5517, Ambassador Hatano to the Foreign Minister, 'Japan-United States Summit Meeting (Separate Telegram 4)'

Hosokawa says that he has invited Yeltsin to visit Japan in October 1993 and hopes to resolve the Russo-Japanese territorial dispute. Clinton hopes for positive political and economic developments inside Russia.

April 16, 1993

Record of Japan-United States Summit Meeting

This record contains summaries of: (1) the tête-à-tête meeting between President Clinton and Prime Minister Mizazawa; (2) a small group meeting involving the President and Prime Minister, as well as several senior members of the US and Japanese cabinets; and (3) an expanded working lunch. Topics of discussion included U.S.-Japan strategic and economic relations, climate change, the Uruguay Round, policies towards Russia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Haiti, and China, and Japan's status at the United Nations. Various portions of the document were withheld, including an entire section on North Korea.