The Russian Ambassador confirmed working on the consultations on the Treaty with Japan

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Date and place of a new round of consultations on a peace Treaty with Japan in the context of the proposals of Vladimir Putin will be agreed through diplomatic channels, said Wednesday RIA Novosti the Russian Ambassador in Tokyo, Mikhail Galuzin.

«As the Deputy Minister (foreign Affairs Igor Morgulov, ed.), the work on the peace Treaty with Japan will be including in the context of the proposals of President Putin. And as is customary in diplomatic practice, time and venue of the next round of negotiations will be agreed through diplomatic channels,» said Galuzin.

At the plenary session on Wednesday at the Eastern economic forum in Vladivostok with the participation of Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a proposal to conclude a peace Treaty before the end of this year, without preconditions.

The Russian leader said that the talks are 70 years, and Prime Minister Abe of Japan, a proposal was made to change approaches. In this context, Putin suggested a peace Treaty.

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. In 1956 the USSR and Japan signed a Joint Declaration in which Moscow has agreed to consider the possibility of transfer of Japan of the Habomai and Shikotan after the conclusion of a peace Treaty, and the fate of Kunashir and Iturup are not affected. The USSR hoped that the Joint Declaration will put an end to the dispute, Japan believed the document only part of the solution, not abandoning claims to all the Islands. Later the negotiations failed, the peace Treaty after the Second world war and was not signed. Moscow’s position is that the Islands became part of the Soviet Union at the end of the Second world war and the Russian sovereignty over them cannot be questioned.

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