Prime Minister of Japan has promised not to evict the Russians in case of transfer of the Kuril Islands
The transfer of part of the Kuril Islands to Japan should be held with the consent of the local residents and does not provide for the eviction of Russians from the territory, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in an interview with Japanese TV station Asahi.
“It (the possible transfer of Islands of Japan) should be so that living there the Russians agreed with the transition of facilities (areas) for Japan,” Abe explained to reporters (quoted by TASS). Abe said that dialogue with Russia is not one of “go away”.
Japanese newspaper Mainichi said that in a new year address, Japanese Prime Minister pledged to continue talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the conclusion of a peace Treaty and the Kuril Islands.
We will aggressively pursue the resolution of diplomatic problems of post-war Japan.
Earlier, Putin and Abe instructed his assistants and the leadership of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the two countries to agree on negotiations on a peace Treaty based on the Declaration of 1956, According to the document, to stop the war between the USSR and Japan, the Russian side agreed to convey to the Japanese side Shikotan and Habomai ridge. Condition for the transfer of the Islands was the signing of a peace Treaty between the two countries, which is still there.
Japan claims the four southern Islands of the Kuril ridge — Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai, referring to the Treatise on trade and borders 1855, the Agency Kyodo, citing sources in the Japanese government said that Abe will visit Russia “in the area on 21 January.”
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