The Kremlin said that the positions of Japan and Russia on a peace Treaty has not changed
Moscow. 22 Jan. INTERFAX.RU — IN Moscow not recorded any change in the Japanese position on peace Treaty during the Tuesday talks of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, Moscow’s position has not changed, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
“While we are not detecting any change in Japan’s position. Since then, as with the well-known initiative at East forum in Vladivostok, President Putin has not changed and our position”, — said Peskov “Interfax”, answering the question, were there any on the Japanese side during the meeting of leaders of the two countries any suggestions to resolve the problem of a peace Treaty in the light of the statements made by the Prime Minister of Japan on the eve of visit to Moscow.
In September 2018 at the forum in Vladivostok, Putin invited the Japanese Prime Minister to conclude a peace Treaty “without any preconditions”. Later, Abe called this proposal unacceptable.
In turn ahead of the visit to Moscow Abe to broadcast the Japanese TV channel said that the territorial issue cannot be solved as long as Russia does not agree with the transfer to Japan the territory of the Kuril Islands.
The experts of the two countries ahead of the summit discussed the possibility that Abe will make a proposal on the transfer to Tokyo of two of the Kuril Islands in exchange for a peace Treaty.
Commenting on this initiative, Peskov said yesterday that “the eventual reasoning is unlikely to be appropriate” and do not contribute to the success of the negotiations.