Putin and Abe will also discuss the establishment of a mechanism for negotiations on the Kuril Islands

© RIA Novosti / Andrey to Aproperate in photobacteria of the island. Archival photoPutin and Abe will also discuss the establishment of a mechanism for negotiations on the Kuril Islands© RIA Novosti / Andrey to Aproperate the image Bank

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe at a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit will discuss the establishment of a special mechanism for negotiations on the Kuril Islands based on the 1956 Declaration, told reporters the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov.

Putin and Abe had earlier held a meeting in Singapore, which resulted in the agreement on the promotion of peace Treaty negotiations on the basis of Joint Soviet-Japanese Declaration of 1956 is the only document recognized by both countries. The Declaration States that after the conclusion of the peace Treaty Japan will be transferred to the Kuril Islands Habomai and Shikotan. According to the newspaper «Asahi» Abe, Putin promised that if the Declaration of 1956, Japan will be transferred to Habomai and Shikotan, then there will not be us military bases are located.

«The leaders, as everyone knows, we agreed to accelerate the negotiation process relying on the Joint Declaration of 1956. This will create a special negotiation mechanism. And this mechanism, we believe, the President and Prime Minister will discuss at the meeting in Buenos Aires, after which it will be announced», — said Ushakov.

Moscow and Tokyo many decades are in talks with the aim of developing a peace Treaty at the end of the Second world war. The main obstacle to this remains the issue of belonging of the South Kuril Islands after the war, the entire archipelago was incorporated into the Soviet Union, but Tokyo disputes ownership of the Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and group of uninhabited islets which in Japan is called Habomai. At the same time, the Russian foreign Ministry has repeatedly stated that Russian sovereignty over these territories having international legal formalization, can not be questioned.

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