The Shikotan island (Sakhalin oblast)Photo: Andrey Shapran / RIA Novosti
Moscow and Tokyo have not yet reached the solution of some major problems. About it on air of TV channel “Russia 1” said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
According to him, the issue of a peace Treaty in Japan, “there are high expectations”. “Finding solutions to such vital issues is possible only on the basis of mutual trust”, — said the representative of the Kremlin.
Sands noted that at the same time, relations between the two countries are developing quite positively.
The peace Treaty issue was again raised by 5 September 2019 in the course of passing in Vladivostok, Eastern economic forum (WEF), which was attended by, in particular, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. The head of the government then stated that the two countries not to delay the conclusion of the contract. Abe also noted that currently, the creation of an image of the new relations between Tokyo and Moscow. “The next step is the conclusion of a peace Treaty, which is our historic mission,” he said.
Putin, in turn, noted that Russia wants to conclude a peace Treaty. “At first glance, it would seem that it’s so simple, in fact, the whole issue is a holdover from the past, but we do, and I, and Shinzo [Abe], we want to solve,” — said the Russian leader.
Following the end of world war II between Moscow and Tokyo never signed a peace Treaty. The main obstacle to his signing was the unresolved territorial dispute over the southern Kuril Islands — Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and the Habomai group.
Japan does not recognize Russian sovereignty over the Southern Kuril Islands and calls them the “Northern territories”. Russia, in turn, does not recognize the fact of the territorial dispute.
Video, photo All from Russia.