The representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Japan: in relations between Moscow and Tokyo is progress

Представитель МИД Японии: в отношениях Москвы и Токио есть прогресс

In relations between Moscow and Tokyo is progress, said RIA Novosti the representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs Masato Otaka, following the talks of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.

“I can say that relations between Russia and Japan there is already progress. Leaders work hard to translate them to a new level,” said the Japanese diplomat.

Putin on Friday took in St. Petersburg of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan Kisida, the meeting is the final stage of preparations for the upcoming visit of the Russian leader to Japan.

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.