Vladimir Putinto: Sergey Bobylev / TASS
The initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s signing of a peace Treaty with Japan was born during his speech at the Eastern economic forum, said the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov. It was quoted by RIA Novosti on Wednesday, September 12.
“This is a new initiative of Putin, speaking at a plenary meeting, the President noted that this idea, which was born right at the time of this meeting, during the speech, given the theses that were outlined by the Prime Minister [of Japan Shinzo] Abe,” — said Peskov.
A Kremlin spokesman gave a negative answer to the question whether Putin and Abe to talk this over after the plenary meeting.
Earlier on Wednesday Vladimir Putin has invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to conclude a peace Treaty before the end of 2018, without pre-conditions. He added that on the basis of the Treaty countries will continue to resolve disputed issues.
The Secretary-General of the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan Acehide Suga said that before the settlement of the territorial dispute the government will not sign a peace dogs with Russia.
The peace Treaty between Russia and Japan have not signed in for over 70 years. The conclusion of the Tokyo refers to the return of the Islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai. Moscow believes that the Southern Kuril Islands became part of the Soviet Union at the end of the Second world war and sovereignty over them is unquestionable.
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