Japan is interested in the speedy implementation of projects with Russia, Abe said

© AFP 2018 / Behrouz Megidramon Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. Archival photoJapan is interested in the speedy implementation of projects with Russia, Abe said© 2018 AFP / Behrouz Mehri

Japan will continue to negotiate for «early implementation» projects with Russia, said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, responding to questions of deputies in the lower house of Parliament.

«With regard to joint economic activities, we lead negotiations with Russia on various levels, so that as soon as possible to implement various projects without compromising the legal positions of both countries. The goal is to solve the problem of ownership of the four Northern Islands (Japan called the southern Kuril island of Kunashir, Habomai, Shikotan and Iturup – ed.) and to conclude a peace Treaty. To achieve this, all the government hard in unity talks,» said Abe.

In addition, he noted that Japan «persistently leads with Russia in various negotiations, including the issues of security».

 

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