Putin proposed to conclude a peace Treaty with Japan until the end of the year, without preconditions
Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to conclude a peace Treaty before the end of this year, without preconditions. He said this during the Eastern economic forum.
Наверх20фотографий20фотографий20фотографий70 years we negotiate. Shinzo (Abe) said: let’s change approaches. Let’s. So here’s the idea I came up with: let’s make peace, not now, but before the end of the year, without preconditions.Mr Putinprime of the Russian Federation
“And then, on the basis of this peace Treaty, as friends, continue to resolve all disputed issues. Of course, it seems to me that this would make us the solution to all problems with which we cannot cope for 70 years,” the President added.
Earlier, on 10 September the President of Russia Vladimir Putin after a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke about the progress of negotiations on the conclusion of a settlement agreement between the two countries.
“Of course, during the talks touched upon the issue of a peace Treaty. As you know, this question has been discussed by many decades, and it is naive to believe that it is possible to solve it overnight. But we are ready to seek solutions that would suit both Russia and Japan, which will be accepted by the peoples of both countries”, — jointly Putin after a meeting with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.
Russia and Japan have not signed a formal peace Treaty following the Second world war over territorial disputes concerning the Islands in the Western Pacific — South Kuril Islands. Tokyo claims the Islands and considers their return a part of Japan a necessary condition of concluding a peace Treaty with Russia. At the same time, Moscow does not recognize claims to the Islands, considering that the Southern Kuril Islands became part of the USSR in accordance with international legal norms.
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