Abe invited Putin to “put an end” to the peace Treaty problem


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered Russian President Vladimir Putin “to put an end to this abnormal situation, which has continued for 70 years.” He stated this during the plenary session at the Eastern economic forum in Vladivostok, has been broadcast on the forum website.

“The fact that between Japan and Russia, important for each other neighbouring countries with limitless potential between them is still not concluded a peace Treaty, can only be described as an abnormal situation,” Abe said (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).

“Vladimir, we are of the same generation. Let’s be bold and take responsibility, let’s overcome all difficulties and leave the young people of the next generation a world in which our two countries will reveal their powerful potential,” added Abe (quoted by “Interfax”).

The Prime Minister of Japan invited Putin to meet once a year in Vladivostok”. This, in his opinion, it is necessary to check, “how are the eight points of our cooperation”, — he added.

“Sometimes we could, arriving in the virgin forest of the taiga in the light of the sun penetrating through the foliage, the ones who shot Akira Kurosawa in his film “Dersu Uzala”, we could think about what should be the relationship between Japan and Russia in 20, 30 years”, — said the Prime Minister of Japan (quoted by “Interfax”).

Between Russia and Japan for more than 70 years not concluded a peace Treaty on the results of the Second world war. In 1956, he was signed the Soviet-Japanese Moscow Declaration, according to which between the two countries were officially terminated the war. The key point for the conclusion of a peace Treaty is a territorial dispute between Russia and Japan over the Kuril Islands.

In may 2016 the Prime Minister of Japan after the meeting with Putin, stated that proposed a new approach for solving this problem. According to him, the Russian President supported the idea. In response Putin said that Russia “does not sell”. “We are ready to engage in dialogue with all our partners, including with Japan, including the question on the conclusion of a peace Treaty,” — said the Russian President.

Before the talks with the Prime Minister of Japan, Putin admitted that this issue can be a compromise. In this speech on “some exchange, some of the sales” is not. Need to find a solution, “in which none of the parties will not feel or losers or losers”, said Putin.

During the talks between Putin and Abe, Japan for the first time invited Russia to jointly engage in economic activities on the Kuril Islands, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov. “Now we feel the willingness of the Japanese partners to discuss issues related to joint economic activity on the Islands, and not only related to joint economic activities, but also issues relating to exchanges between people,” — said Lavrov.

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