Putin meeting with foreign Minister of Japan conveyed a message from Abe

Путин на встрече с главой МИД Японии передал послание Абэ

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave at the meeting with foreign Minister Fumio Kishida Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said RIA Novosti the representative of the foreign Ministry of Japan Masato Osaka.

Earlier, Kishida conveyed a similar message from Abe to Putin.

Osaka announced that the negotiations the Japanese Minister with the Russian leader were “in a friendly atmosphere”, the meeting was “useful”.

“Our Minister conveyed a message from Abe to Putin. Kishida was able to capture the focus of Abe and his thoughts about the future of Russian-Japanese relations”, — said the representative of the Japanese Ministry.

“They had the opportunity to share information about those efforts on both sides to relations between Russia and Japan was productive as possible,” added Osaka.

Relations between Russia and Japan for many years overshadows the absence of a peace Treaty. Japan claims the Islands of Etorofu, Kunashiri, Shikotan and Habomai, referring to bilateral Treatise on trade and borders of 1855. The return of the Islands Tokyo made it a condition of signing a peace Treaty with Russia, which after the Second world war and was not signed. The position of Moscow consists that southern Kuriles became part of the Soviet Union at the end of the Second world war and the Russian sovereignty over them has the appropriate international legal formalization.