Abe will review the strategy in the negotiations for a peace Treaty with Russia
Moscow. 14 Feb. INTERFAX.RU Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reviewing the strategy of the Japanese side in the negotiations with Russia on the territorial issue and conclude a peace Treaty, told the Japanese news Agency Jiji, citing informed sources.
“Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has begun to review the strategy of negotiations with Russia to resolve territorial dispute and conclude a bilateral peace Treaty by the end of the Second world war, since the achievement of broad consensus with Russian President Vladimir Putin, at their expected meeting in June now seems almost impossible,” — said the Agency.
The newsmedia called the main danger for Russia in the transfer of the Kuril Islands of Japan
It notes that Abe initially hoped for a broader understanding with Putin during the upcoming visit of the Russian leader to Japan to attend the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28-29.
“But now little chance of achieving such a deal in June, as Putin explained that we have to be careful in matters concerning positions on a bilateral territorial and peace negotiations, given that an increasing number of Russians oppose the transfer of the North-West Pacific Islands,” writes Jiji.