Following the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Japan could be announced about establishment of joint economic activities on the Kuril Islands. On Tuesday, December 13, was declared by the assistant to the Russian leader Yury Ushakov, reports the correspondent of”.ru”.
“It is possible that the President [Vladimir Putin] and Prime Minister [Shinzo Abe] will make a statement on the establishment of joint economic activities on the four Kuril Islands”, — said the representative of the Kremlin. He stressed that this question is being considered.
Ushakov also said that Moscow sees no reason to set deadlines for resolving the issue of a peace Treaty with Tokyo. “We would not want to avoid artificial stimulation of exaggerated expectations, and explain to the public, and will inform the public and further that there is no and cannot be an easy decision,” he said.
Russia seeks “full normalization of relations with Japan”, but will come primarily from its national interests, said the assistant to the President.
Earlier Tuesday, Putin in a conversation with Japanese reporters, said that Moscow has no territorial issues with Tokyo. “This is Japan thinks that it has territorial problems with Russia. We are willing on this account to talk,” he said.
Putin’s visit to Japan on December 15-16.
After the Second world war between Moscow and Tokyo have not signed a peace Treaty. The main obstacle is the unresolved dispute over the southern Kuril Islands: Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and the Habomai group.