In Japan, declared the immutability of the position regarding the peace Treaty with Russia
TOKYO, January 15. /TASS/ — the meeting in Moscow the parties “specifically outlined their views, there was a serious exchange of views”, said the Secretary of the Japanese Cabinet of Ministers of Yoshihide Suga.
The position of the government of Japan concerning the peace Treaty with Russia and supplies the southern part of the Kuril ridge has not changed. This was stated on Tuesday on a press-conferences in Tokyo the Secretary General of the Cabinet of Ministers of Yoshihide Suga, commenting on yesterday in Moscow negotiations of the head of the Japanese foreign Minister Taro Kono and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
“The legal position of our government remains unchanged,” he said in response to the question, does Tokyo still Islands of the southern Kuril ridge “primordial territories of Japan”.
At the meeting in Moscow the parties specifically expressed their views, there was a serious exchange of views. However, we agreed with the Russian side not to reveal the contents of negotiations.
Earlier, the spokesman of the Japanese foreign Ministry told TASS that Moscow and Tokyo, according to the government of Japan intend to conduct serious negotiations on a peace Treaty and to draw the line under this problem. Held on Monday in the Russian capital debate, said the diplomat, helped to prepare the upcoming visit of Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe in Moscow and new bilateral summit, which will take place on January 22.
At a meeting in Singapore on 14 November, the two leaders agreed to intensify Russian-Japanese talks on peace Treaty based on the Joint Declaration of 19 October 1956. At the same time, as said on Monday the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Moscow is not going to discuss its sovereignty over the southern part of the Kuril Islands.