Japanese Prime Minister Abe intends to discuss with Putin the peace Treaty

© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in potomacfever Putin and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe during a visit to the engine factory MAZDA SOLLERS Manufacturing Rus in the suburbs of Vladivostok. 10 Sep 2018Japanese Prime Minister Abe intends to discuss with Putin the peace Treaty© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated the image Bank

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he expects to discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the problem of the peace Treaty, and the development of economic cooperation between the two countries.

«I would like to hold close exchanges of views and on bilateral problems, including economic issues, as well as the international objectives, how we will deal with these issues and cooperation with Russia. Also, I would like to talk to you carefully about our historical task, that is, the problem of concluding a peace Treaty,» he said in early talks with Putin in Vladivostok.

Abe came to Russia with the visit timed to coincide with his participation in the Eastern economic forum in Vladivostok.

Relations between Russia and Japan for many years overshadows the absence of a peace Treaty. Japan claims the Islands of Kunashir, Shikotan, Iturup 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 with appropriate international legal design, not subject to doubt.