The Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to hold dialogues with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, reports Kyodo.
"regarding the problem of" Northern territories "(as in the Japanese Islands called the Russian South Kuril Islands) He (Vladimir Putin) said, " All problems solved ". He expressed a strong desire to hold dialogues with Abe ", - quotes news Agency letter to Japanese news agencies. The meeting of the President of the Russian Federation with heads of major international news agencies is the final event on the program of his work at the SPIEF. We will emphasize Japan's claim to the Kuril Islands: Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and the Habomai archipelago, pointing to the bilateral Treatise on trade and borders of 1855. The return of the Islands to Tokyo made it a condition of signing a peace Treaty with Russia, which at the conclusion of the Second world war was never signed. On 21 January, the foreign Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida, while in Belgium, compared the problem of the South Kuril Islands with the situation in Ukraine. In the early winter of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that Japan wants to work towards solving the territorial issue with Russia and the signing of the peace Treaty.