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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Prime Minister of Japan, spoke about the breakthrough in the talks with Putin on the Kuril Islands


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a meeting of the Committee of the liberal democratic party of the country has shared feelings, according to which the conversation about the relations of Russia and Japan will be able to “bring stagnation” and “make a breakthrough” in solving these issues


photo: kremlin.ru

Recall that the peace Treaty between Russia and Japan have not concluded since the end of world war II due to the fact that the parties are unable to reach agreement on the ownership of the four Kuril Islands, which Japan calls its “Northern territories.”

The words of the Japanese Prime Minister, according to TASS, was confirmed by the Secretary-General of the Japanese Cabinet Yoshihide Suga, who said that the country will not be to cling to “old ideas” and develop new solutions.

In this first approach the island, then the contract is” all the same, at the request of the Japanese side, will remain unchanged.

Read the details of the plan Abe.

Russian journalist Vasily Golovnin, commenting on these words, arguing that they don’t mean anything significant, but satisfy both Russia and Japan. Similar to the rhetoric of Abe to the background of the upcoming summer elections in the upper house of Japan’s Parliament could pass for his diplomatic success, and Russia, in turn, hopes for some easing of international sanctions, which can go Japan, and at the same time improving on its partners in the G7 or at least pretending to be ready for a diplomatic détente.

As noted by Golovnin, now from harsh statements about unconditional ownership of the Islands of Russia, our country is also moving towards a more soft words on the position: so, the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said about the “sensitivity” of the issue and return to the discussion at the expert level.

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