In the Japanese foreign Ministry announced the appointment by Moscow and Tokyo are of special envoys on the peace Treaty

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in fotomonster Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Igor Morgulov. Archival photoIn the Japanese foreign Ministry announced the appointment by Moscow and Tokyo are of special envoys on the peace Treaty© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan Takeo Mori was appointed special envoy of the Prime Minister of the country at talks with Russia on concluding a peace Treaty, confirmed to RIA Novosti on Monday, press service of the Japanese foreign Ministry.

According to him, the Russian side by special representative of the President of Russia will be Deputy foreign Minister Igor Morgulov.

«At the summit, Japan and Russia on the occasion of the Buenos Aires of the G20 meeting, these appointments were confirmed,» — said the Minister.

Early next year, reminded the foreign Ministry, the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe to visit Russia.

«If possible, have a meeting of the foreign Ministers of Japan and Russia», — reported in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Japan.

Two days ago in Buenos Aires following the meeting with Abe, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a press conference that work on the question of concluding a peace Treaty with Japan will lead the special representatives of the President and the Prime Minister of Japan, and curate it are the foreign Ministers of the two countries.

Igor Morgulov and Takeo Mori and repeatedly held consultations on bilateral relations.

As stated at the briefing on Monday, the Secretary-General of the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan Acehide Suga, the agreement on special representatives for negotiations on a peace Treaty «will have a value and efficiency to accelerate the negotiations.»

Moscow and Tokyo have been conducting negotiations on the conclusion of the peace Treaty at the end of the Second world war. Claim to the four Islands of the South Kuril Islands, Japan insists on their transferring their sovereignty to sign the contract. Claims Kunashir, Shikotan, Iturup and Habomai Tokyo substantiates the bilateral Treatise about trade and borders of 1855.

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. However, in recent years, Moscow and Tokyo expressed its desire to solve the problem of a peace Treaty and intensified economic cooperation, including in the far East.

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