Kyodo learned about the willingness of Abe to sign a contract in case of transfer of Shikotan and Habomai
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a possibility to conclude a peace Treaty with Russia in which Japan would go to the part of the Kuril Islands — Shikotan and Habomai.
Tokyo is ready to transfer de facto, the Agency Kyodo, citing several government sources. In the administration of Japanese Prime Minister think that the transfer of Iturup and Kunashir looks “unrealistic”.
The Islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai archipelago was incorporated into the Soviet Union following the Second world war, but Tokyo disputes that they belong.
In the Soviet-Japanese joint Declaration of 1956 it was said that the Soviet Union “as a gesture of good will” is ready to transfer to Japan of Shikotan and Habomai, but only after signing a peace Treaty.
Peace Treaty the two sides still have not signed.
14 January, foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov held talks with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on the Kuriles and peace Treaty. According to the results of Mr. Lavrov acknowledged the “substantial differences.”
22 Jan expected visit to Russia, Mr Abe. At the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he is going to discuss a peace Treaty. Respondents ‘ b ‘ experts suggest that if the two leaders fail to agree this time, “window of opportunity” to solve the problem permanently closed.
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