The Minister for foreign Affairs of Japan Fumio Kishida hopes in the process of meeting with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov on the first day of the week in Moscow to discuss the issue of concluding a peace Treaty and Ukrainian issues.
"Today We would like to discuss with Mr. Lavrov, issues such as Sino-Russian relations, the international situation, and among them the Ukrainian problem," said Kishida in the process of negotiations with head the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
"We look forward to a Frank exchange of views on bilateral issues, such as the conclusion of a peace Treaty," he added.
The visit of the head of the Japanese diplomacy, which began on Sunday, agreed to by the parties for a long time, because of his training took place on a fairly busy background. Affected and the accession of Japan to the sanctions against Russia in connection with the crisis in Ukraine and the situation with the visits of the high position of the Russian bureaucrats to the Kuril Islands, which are always very sensitive in Tokyo.
Japan claims to the South Kuril Islands: Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai, pointing to the bilateral Treatise on trade and borders of 1855. The return of these 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.