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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Abe: Relations of Japan and Russia do not depend on US

The head of the Japanese Parliament, Abe said that he had told about his position in the upcoming talks with Putin, U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden.

“We don’t consult with US on every point of negotiations with Russia, but the main ideas we, as an ally of the United States, reported the American side, reports the words of Shinzo Abe during the parliamentary hearings RIA Novosti. – For example, Putin’s visit in December to Japan, we talked with Obama, and then at the meeting with Biden in new York in September, I explained our ideas about how we want to implement Putin’s visit to Japan to promote negotiations for concluding a peace Treaty”.

One of the deputies of the opposition reminded Abe that the Joint Soviet-Japanese Declaration of 1956 has not been implemented because of opposition from the United States, and expressed concern that upcoming talks on a peace Treaty between Russia and Japan may end the same way.

In response, the Prime Minister noted that he met with the President of Russia 14 times, and during that time, the parties “have built a relationship of trust and came to a common opinion that the absence of a peace Treaty 70 years is an abnormal situation”.

“The solution to this problem for the future of both countries is correct and necessary for the empowerment of the two countries,” concluded Abe.

He also noted that Japan could not rely on the current political situation in the United States in the negotiations and building relations with Russia. “If Japan could negotiate, just adapting to the political situation in the United States, from the point of view of the partner it will turn out that what to talk to a country, than to the Russian-Japanese negotiations, it is easier to negotiate with America,” — said the head of the government of Japan.


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