Putin proposes Russia and Japan to shelve disputes and sign a peace treaty to end hostilities


Putin proposes Russia and Japan to shelve disputes and sign a peace treaty to end hostilities

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that Russia and Japan could sign a peace treaty by the end of this year to end their hostilities since World War II without preconditions, according to Russia's news agency Tuesday. Putin later said he was not kidding. His idea was to sign a peace treaty before settling the dispute. Allegedly, Abe did not make a statement on the spot on Putin's remarks, he 10 met with Putin, said he expected to discuss peace treaties and economic cooperation with Russia.

Russian Press Secretary Perskov said on the 12th that Putin's proposal is an impromptu idea, and he has not yet discussed it with Abe. Japan's foreign ministry on the 12th responded that Japan's position remains unchanged, that is, only after the settlement of territorial disputes, the Japanese government will negotiate with Russia on a peace treaty. Russia and Japan have been in dispute over the South Kuril Islands (Japan's four northern islands). Since Abe came to power in 2012, he and Putin have met several times in an attempt to make fruitless progress on disputed territory.

Russian media said Putin, Abe and Mongolian President Bartlega also watched the final of the International Judo competition on the 12th. (Liu Zhi)


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