In the foreign Ministry told about the expectations from the meeting between Putin and Abe at the G20

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. Archival photoIn the foreign Ministry told about the expectations from the meeting between Putin and Abe at the G20© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

Meetings and contacts are important, but to move forward you need to implement the agreements, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, answering the question about expectations from the Moscow meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.

The leaders of Russia and Japan will hold a meeting on a peace Treaty at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on 1 December.

«We can repeat the magic phrase about our expectations and how to encourage them, and to add a word about the emotional and beat around the Bush. And there is a specific action plan that you can implement in order to really move forward. This is known not only to our Japanese partners and media representatives», — the diplomat said at a briefing on Friday.

«Expectations from the meeting — that’s fine, diplomatic contacts, that’s wonderful. We use every opportunity and we appreciate the same approach from the Japanese side…. But if we are talking about progress, meetings and contacts — it’s good, but there is a need to implement something agree,» — said Zakharov.

Earlier, Putin and Abe met 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.

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.

In the foreign Ministry told about the expectations from the meeting between Putin and Abe at the G20© RIA Novosti, Infographics»Big twenty» in the numbers

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