Shinzo Abatto: Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he did not want to leave the problem of a peace Treaty with Russia to the next generation. Such a statement he made during an interview to the first Deputy Director General of TASS Mikhail Gusman.
According to the Prime Minister, relations between Russia and Japan promising future. “We would like to fully release this potential,” he said. For its disclosure, according to Abe, the necessary peace Treaty.
The head of the Japanese government noted that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin were determined “based on mutual trust, to put an end to a territorial dispute” and do not carry the issue “on the shoulders of the next generations.”
Earlier on 22 November, the Russian foreign Ministry said that want to understand how Tokyo treats the Declaration of 1956, which assumes the conclusion of the contract. I wrote about this “Interfax”. In particular, the concern is that, as understood belonging of the Kuril Islands.
“It is important to understand how Tokyo treats today the 1956 Declaration, in terms of recognizing in full the outcome of the Second world war, including the legitimate ownership of the South Kuril Islands of the Russian Federation on its results,” — said the official representative of the Ministry Maria Zakharova. She also noted that it was unclear what impact the agreement will have a military Alliance with the United States and Japan.
Prior to this, Tokyo had promised that in case of a possible transfer to Japan of the southern Kuril Islands the US military bases there are not.
Putin met with the Japanese Prime Minister on 14 November in Singapore at the ASEAN summit. According to the Russian leader, Shinzo Abe expressed his willingness to intensify negotiations on the conclusion of a peace Treaty based on Soviet-Japanese Declaration of 1956. Meanwhile, Putin noted that the document “far from clear”.
According to the document Moscow allows the transfer of Japan of Islands Habomai and Shikotan after the conclusion of a peace Treaty.
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