Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said about reaching the final stage in the conclusion of a peace Treaty with Russia.
During his visit to Yamaguchi Prefecture, he clarified that the dialogue with Russia and President Vladimir Putin has been completed, writes Columnist and Kyodo.
“Now they (the talks) waiting for the decisive moment, and President Putin, and I personally put the issue of signing a peace Treaty to an end,” Abe said.
As you know, the dispute between Japan and Russia over the Kuril Islands has lasted for more than 70 years. Japan, referring to the Treatise on trade and borders of 1855, claims the Islands-Kunashir, Shikotan, Iturup and Habomai.
Russia also believes that the territory assigned to it following the end of world war II.