Tokyo is working on the modalities of the visit of the Russian leader, as Japan intends to maintain dialogue with Moscow to solve territorial problems.
TOKYO, 16 Nov. Ivan Zakharchenko. The Japanese government stated that the terms of the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Japan has not been determined, this decision will take into account various factors.
On Sunday, Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s bilateral meeting in Antalya, Turkey agreed to continue the timing of the visit of the Russian leader to Japan through diplomatic channels that it could take place in the foreseeable future, said the press-Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.
“This year or soon next year, on this occasion there is no solution”, — said on Monday to journalists the Secretary General of the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan Yoshihiro Suga after the meeting in Antalya, Turkey between the two leaders on the sidelines of the G20 summit.
“The decision we would like to take into account the whole complex of factors,” said Suga.
As previously reported, Japan is preparing for the visit of Vladimir Putin in this year, as Tokyo intends to maintain dialogue with Moscow to solve territorial problems.
The Kuril Islands are the subject of long-standing territorial dispute between Russia and Japan — Tokyo’s claims to the southern Kuril Islands: Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and the Habomai archipelago.
Return to the Islands Tokyo made it a condition of signing a peace Treaty with Russia, which after the Second world war was never signed. The position of Moscow consists that Southern Kuriles became part of the USSR at the end of the war and the Russian sovereignty over them, having international legal formalization, can not be questioned.