One of the topics of discussion at the meeting of RF President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe was the peace Treaty between the countries, said the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
"Was unplanned contact at the initiative of our Japanese partners with the Prime Minister (of Japan Shinzo) Abe. Summed up, yesterday we were saying that, although, As with many other countries "fell down" the volume of trade, but the Japanese firm a fair amount of interest continue to be. They are not going away. Uttered, touched on the theme of and peace Treaty and maybe visit – the theme of the visit, which will be discussed further, to tell. Maybe this will be a Premier of Japan in one of the Russian regions. This will also be the topic for discussion ", – RIA "news" message Peskov.
The meeting of Putin and Abe took place at the G20 conference in Turkey. 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. As stated, Japan is preparing for the visit of Vladimir Putin In the current year, As Tokyo wishes to Express support for dialogue with Moscow to solve territorial problems. 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. On 13 November, the Secretary General of the government, Yoshihide Suga reported that Tokyo has dealt with the issue about a possible meeting between Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit. On the same day, Japan appointed a new Ambassador to Russia, who became Touchesa Kozuki.