The Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday will meet with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in new York.
The jubilee 70th session of the General Assembly opened in new York on fifteen September. The Russian President will deliver a speech on September 28. After the speech head of the Russian Federation will hold a series of meetings, as well as among them, with UN Secretary General ban Ki-moon, with the Japanese Prime Minister, the head of the United States. First it was claimed that Pope Francis hopes to meet with Putin. Also planned is the so-called " meeting on the ground ", RIA " Novosti ".
Putin and Abe talked in 2014, on the sidelines of the APEC forum in Beijing. Then there were consensus on Putin's visit to Japan. The Japanese side stated its intention to take Putin in 2015, but specific dates were Not called. Moscow expects the signs of the terms of the visit from the Japanese side. The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov Century stated that all suggestions will be considered. Abe himself, speaking about the possible visit of the head of the Russian Federation, said that "the decision will be made with comprehensive consideration of various factors," taking into account " the most suitable timing ". In September a visit to the Russian Federation has arrived the Minister for foreign Affairs of Japan Fumio Kishida. He held dialogues with the Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, during which, As stated above, was arranged to resume negotiations country pairs at the level of Deputy Directors of the foreign ministries. As said Lavrov, the restoration of direct contact between Russia and Japan gives hope that the country will be able to start mutual work to remedy the difficult situation in bilateral dialogue. The main theme of negotiations of Ministers may be the conclusion of a peace Treaty between 2 countries. Relations between Russia and Japan for many years overshadows the lack of a peace Treaty between 2 countries. Japan claims the Islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai, indicating bilateral Treatise on trade and borders of 1855. Return to the Islands Tokyo made it a condition of signing a peace Treaty with Russia, which at the end of the Second world war was Never signed. The position of Moscow consists that southern Kuriles became part of the USSR according to the results of the Second world war and the Russian sovereignty over them with appropriate international legal clearance, cannot be questioned. On the couple's relationship affected countries and the accession of Japan to the sanctions against Russia in connection with crisis in Ukraine, and the situation with the visits of the high position of Russian bureaucrats to the Kuril Islands, which are always very sensitive in Tokyo. It is possible that the topic of Smoking can be discussed at a meeting between Putin and Abe.