Connect with us

Global Politics

Russia Keen To Sign Peace Treaty with Japan

Published

on

Russia President Vladimir Putin is interested in signing a peace treaty with Japan on the basis of the 1956 Declaration. The agreement came into the spotlight after Russsian President talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday.

“Naturally, we discussed the outlook for concluding a peace treaty,” Putin replied. “We reaffirmed our interest in signing this document.”

“At the meeting in Singapore (in November 2018) we agreed to proceed with the negotiating process on the basis of the joint declaration the Soviet Union and Japan signed in 1956, which above all envisages the conclusion of a peace treaty,” Putin recalled.

He heeded that at Tuesday’s meeting the two sides “spent a lot of time” on the point of the peace treaty. The two countries’ foreign ministers were appointed to coordinate this task. The first round of meetings, he said, was held in Moscow on January 14. The outcomes of the negotiations in the Kremlin were communicated to the Russian and Japanese leaders.

“Let me point out that painstaking work is ahead for us to create conditions for achieving mutually acceptable solutions,” Putin responded. “The task is to ensure long-term and all-round development of Russian-Japanese relations at the proper level.”

He pointed out that a future solution the moderators were yet to submit “should be acceptable to the people of Russia and Japan and supported by the public at large in both countries.”

For the time being the parties consented to step up joint economic activity on the South Kuril islands in the five authorized fields: aquaculture, greenhouse farming, wind energy, tourism, and garbage processing.

Russian President Putin thanked Abe and all other participants in the negotiations for what he described as “useful and meaningful exchange of opinion.”

“I believe that this visit will certainly benefit bilateral relations and take us closer to resolving the key issues of our cooperation,” Putin concluded.

More News at EurAsian Times

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

US-Drone-Strike US-Drone-Strike
Americas5 hours ago

US Looks To Replace Its Deadly MQ-9 Reaper Drones & Northrop Unveils A New ‘Breakthrough’ Concept

As the U.S. Air Force seeks a replacement for the MQ-9 Reaper drone, US defense giants Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman...

People's Liberation Army People's Liberation Army
Asia Pacific6 hours ago

Why China Again Wants To Seize ‘Despang Plains’ Just Like The 1962 India-China War?

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) may be actually eyeing the Depsang plains while creating a diversion in Pangong Tso...

Moon-Space-Station Moon-Space-Station
Americas7 hours ago

WATCH: US Secretive Spaceplane That Was Dubbed To ‘Spy On China’s 1st Space Station’

A video of the US’ veiled spaceplane X-37B was posted by a twitter user showing the plane’s cargo bay doors...

Indian-Air-Force Indian-Air-Force
Asia Pacific7 hours ago

China Prepares For A Possible Invasion By Indian Air Force Jets Led By Su-30 MKIs & Rafales

Bracing itself for an aerial attack by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on its airbases, China has reportedly begun planning...

H6 BOMBERS-CHINA H6 BOMBERS-CHINA
Asia Pacific19 hours ago

China Says PLA Drills Not Warning, But Rehearsal For Taiwan Takeover

Tensions between China and Taiwan have dangerously deteriorated as Beijing has vowed to merge the 'renegade province' at any cost....

Maldives Maldives
Asia Pacific23 hours ago

Maldives Could Relinquish Control Of An Island As Chinese Loan & Pressure Mounts?

The Maldives government is now alarmed at the amount of debt it owes to China. With the coronavirus pandemic, the...

j20-vs-tejas j20-vs-tejas
Expert Reviews23 hours ago

Chinese J-20s Outgun Rafale Jets In Simulation Drills But What Will Happen In A Real-Life Air Battle?

China has been trying to intimidate India with its fifth-generation, stealth, J-20 fighter jets with the indigenously produced warplanes shooting...

World-Economic-Forum World-Economic-Forum
Featured24 hours ago

India-China Cyber War: China Second Most Powerful Cyber-Power & India Could Face The Chinese Brunt

As India and China are engaged in prolonged border tensions, India is boosting its capability to deal with cyber-attacks given...

china-detention-camps china-detention-camps
Asia Pacific24 hours ago

China Releases White Paper To Explain Its Commitment Towards Xinjiang & Uighur Muslims

Many Uighurs – around 1 million to 1.6 million, according to the World Uyghur Congress – have left China to...

INDIA-CHINA INDIA-CHINA
Asia Pacific1 day ago

China Confirms PLA Soldiers Were Killed In Galwan Valley Clash; Claims India Suffered More

China has finally admitted that its soldiers indeed suffered casualties in the barbaric India-China border clash in Galwan Valley. The...

Advertisement