Japanese media announced the discussion of the Kuril Islands at a meeting between Putin and Abe in Moscow
Moscow. April 26. INTERFAX.RU Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the meeting on April 27 in Moscow can agree to start joint study of the Islands of the South Kuril Islands to clarify the prospects for economic cooperation in the region, said on Wednesday the Japanese TV channel NHK.
According to the channel, in the case of an agreement on this issue already in may, a group of officials and business leaders from Japan and Russia will go to the Islands of the South Kuril Islands.
In addition, NHK notes that during the visit of the Japanese Prime Minister to Russia it is planned to sign 30 agreements on cooperation in the field of medicine, energy, and humanitarian exchanges.
Also Putin and Abe on the talks can raise the topics of the visits of former Japanese residents of the South Kuril Islands to these Islands to visit the graves of their ancestors, as well as measures aimed at improving the conditions of such visits.
15-16 December 2016 the visit of President Vladimir Putin to Japan. On this visit, Moscow and Tokyo have agreed to discuss the possibility of joint economic activities on southern Kuriles.