Xenia Naka. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attending the G7 summit in Germany, in a conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on the need to continue the dialogue with Russia to resolve the territorial issue.
"we (Russia) have an unresolved territorial issue, its solution requires direct dialogue between the leaders of several countries ", - quotes the words of Abe.
The German Chancellor expressed understanding of the need for "personal contacts to resolve the territorial problem," noting that welcomes, " if the world will have one less conflict ". Moreover, she said that she was ready to " support ", if need be.
similarly, on Sunday held soveshenee Abe with President of the French Republic Francois Hollande, during which it was understood the need "to enforce peace agreements," but also " to promote dialogue with Russia."
Commentators on the Japanese Islands emphasize that with respect to Russia among the countries members of the G7 observed " temperature difference ". The US and the UK adhere to a tougher course, and Germany, which has close economic ties with Russia, and Japan emphasize that " the window for dialogue with Russia is impossible to close.
the head of Barack Obama as told television channel NHK, regarding the possibility of the Russian President's visit to Japan during the current year, expressed the opinion that Tokyo must " take seriously the issue so as Not to disturb the unity of the G7 countries ".
simultaneously, the Secretary General of the government of Japan acehide Suga at a press conference on the first day of the week once again confirmed that the decision on the timing of this visit will be made, " based on the degree of its preparation ".
Putin's visit to Japan was scheduled for the autumn of last year, but was Not held because of the complications of the international situation in connection with the crisis in Ukraine. The timing of the visit has been rescheduled for the current year, but the actual date until Not named. Not installed and Also the dates of your stay in the capital of Russia, Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan, this Visit must become one of stages of preparation of the arrival of the President of the Russian Federation in Tokyo.