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The Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan, Toshimitsu Motegi plans to discuss a peace Treaty with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. It is reported TASS referring to TV channel NHK.
According to the Japanese Minister, the meeting will be held next week. Motegi stated that it intends to conduct with a Laurel “Frank exchange of views”. “This is a problem that remains unresolved for more than 70 years after the war, in addition to Japanese-Russian relations, is also linked to peace and stability in the far East and in East Asia”, — he stressed.
The peace Treaty between Russia and Japan have not signed more than 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.
According to the joint Declaration of the USSR and Japan from October 19, 1956, Moscow agreed to transfer to Japan two of four Islands of the South Kuril Islands (Habomai and Shikotan) “provided, however, that the actual transfer of these Islands to Japan will be made after the conclusion of a peace Treaty.”
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