The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Japan: meeting between Putin and Abe also talked about the South Kuril Islands
MOSCOW, January 22. /TASS/ — While in the Japanese foreign Ministry declined to comment with regards to the outcome of the discussion of this issue.
The southern part of the Kuril Islands was raised at the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, as well as other issues related to the question of concluding a peace Treaty. This was stated on Tuesday, press Secretary of Japanese foreign Ministry, Takeshi Osuga at the briefing following the talks between the two leaders.
“They discussed all the issues relating to the peace Treaty, including the Islands, said he, answering the question, and discussed whether the two leaders Tokyo’s claims to Habomai and Shikotan. But I will refrain from comment about the outcome”.
Of osuga added that the Japanese position is to not comment on the negotiations on the peace Treaty out of the negotiations themselves. He also indicated that he could not know what was discussed at the meeting between Putin and Abe in a tete-a-tete, which lasted almost an hour.