Russian-Japanese meeting at the level of Deputy Ministers of foreign Affairs held in the capital of Russia.
it is expected that the Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Igor Morgulov and his colleague Shinsuke Sugiyama will discuss issues related to the problem of signing a peace Treaty and other aspects of bilateral relations. In addition, as stated by the broadcaster, at the meeting the employees of the foreign Ministry will try to find ways of realization of the Russian President's visit to Japan before the end of the current year.
Putin's visit to Tokyo was scheduled for the fall of 2014, but was not held because of the international complications of the situation in connection with crisis in Ukraine. The timing of the visit has been rescheduled for the current year, but the actual date until not named. The intention to conduct the Visit before the end of the current year was confirmed by the leaders of the two countries at their meeting on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the United Nations at the end of September.
Previous 1st round of negotiations on the conclusion of a peace Treaty took place in January 2014. On holding the 2nd round agreed the head of the foreign ministries of several countries during his visit to the Russian Federation Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan by Fumio Kishida at the end of September.
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.
in the process held on September 21, negotiations with Minister Fumio Kishida Sergei Lavrov confirmed that the promotion " in this issue ", maybe only after recognition of Japan's postwar historical realities, including the UN Charter in its entirety.