Russia has offered Japan to build on the South Kuril Islands geothermal plant

Russia has offered Japan to build on the South Kuril Islands electric and geothermal power station, reports TASS with reference to the newspaper Yomiuri. The project was prepared within the framework of joint economic activities in the region.

Just, as noted, were given Tokyo a package of 26 proposals and response received for consideration by 30 initiatives. According to the publication, on many points the views of the parties about joint activities on the Islands coincided. In particular, we are talking about building plants, seafood processing and construction of geothermal power plants.

In addition, Russia called for the Japanese side construction of houses for residents of the southern Kurils, and Japan supported the idea of creating a system of tourist cruises.

The first consultations on joint economic activities on Southern Kuriles between Japan and Russia was held in Tokyo on March 18. The Russian side was represented by Deputy foreign Minister Igor Morgulov and Japanese Deputy foreign Minister Takeo Akiba. According to the diplomat, Moscow has prepared a joint Tokyo projects that can be carried out only under the conditions of the Russian legislation.

The document on the beginning of consultations on joint economic activities on the Kuril Islands was agreed in December 2016 during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Japan. In January 2017, Russia has prepared proposals on the issue of joint use by Moscow and Tokyo lands in the South Kuril Islands.

Following the end of world war II between Moscow and Tokyo never signed a peace Treaty. The main obstacle to the signing of the document is the unresolved dispute over the southern Kuril Islands, namely the largest Islands: Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and the Habomai group.