Shinzo Abatto: Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to put an end to the negotiations with Russia over the Kuril Islands. Such a statement he made during a visit to his father’s grave, located in the city of Nagato (Yamaguchi Prefecture). It is reported by NHK.
“Every day I will do my best, I swear in front of the tomb to carry out their duties”, — declared the head of the Japanese government. According to Abe, his father Shintaro Abe was engaged in the issues of Russian-Japanese relations and also vowed to do everything possible to “move from a dead point”.
On Saturday, 5 January, Abe announced that the coming of 2019 will be the culmination in the negotiation of a peace Treaty between Japan and Russia.
In mid-November, 2018 Japanese Prime Minister said that in case of a possible transfer to Japan of the southern Kuril Islands the US military bases there are not.
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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