Deputy foreign Minister spoke about the peace Treaty of Russia with Japan
Russia and Japan are “in the beginning” to conclude a peace Treaty on the question of the South Kuril Islands. This “Izvestia” said the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Igor Morgulov.
According to him, currently the sides are discussing ways of promoting joint economic activities on southern Kuriles according to the agreement Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
“Regarding the prospects of concluding a peace Treaty can only say one thing: real progress in resolving this issue is possible in terms of comprehensive development of Russian-Japanese relations, the formation of the atmosphere of authentic mutual trust and partnership. While we are only at the beginning of this path,” he explained.
For Russia the priorities are three principles: “non-prejudice to our legal position on the legality of the facilities of the South Kuril Islands of Russia in the Second world war, the commercial viability of projects, promoting socio-economic development of the Sakhalin region”.
Morgulov said that Russia is concerned about the strengthening of military-political Union, Japan and the USA, what informs the Japanese government.
Also Morgulov spoke about Russia’s cooperation with China. According to him, Moscow and Beijing do not plan “to create any alliances”. Moreover, the Chinese authorities adhere to the “lines on non-alignment to any blocs.” At the same time, parties often speak “with one voice of like-minded people in global and regional Affairs”.