Japan uneasy about Putin proposal for peace treaty

Japan uneasy about Putin proposal for peace treaty

Japan uneasy about Putin proposal for peace treaty

"And it seems to me that it would help us solve all the problems that we failed to solve for 70 years". Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga called the move "extremely disappointing".

Their two countries have been in dispute for seven decades over a chain of Pacific islands and as a result have still not formally ended their World War II hostilities.

Xi has come with a delegation of nearly 1,000 Chinese businessmen and officials to the Eastern Economic Forum in Russian Federation. Japan wants them back.

The Kurils, which lie north of Japan's Hokkaido island, have been controlled by Moscow since they were seized by Soviet troops in the dying days of World War II.

Lee will also attend a forum of businesspeople of the two countries, the office said.

The Abe-Putin summit comes ahead of Russia's planned large-scale military exercise in the Far East and Siberian regions, although Moscow has explained it will not take place on the contested islands.


Abe also said after a meeting with Putin in Vladivostok that the head of Japan's self-defence forces would visit Russian Federation in October.

Abe also told the regional forum he hoped North Korea would seize the opportunity to improve ties with the global community but it was "an absolute imperative that we achieve the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula". "I see little in the long-term that aligns Russian Federation and China", Mattis told reporters in Washington.

The Japanese prime minister agreed that both states should aspire to reach such a deal in the future.

"High-level talks between the United States and North Korea are also likely to be resumed", the prime minister said.

Indeed, Russian government officials later indicated the envisaged peace treaty could specify that the two sides would continue to discuss unresolved issues such as the territorial matter.

Noting that Russian Federation and China have a tradition of hosting children from each other for recuperation, Putin said he hopes the young generations of the two countries will carry forward the profound traditional friendship between the two peoples.

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