PM Abe says Putin's comment shows desire for Japan-Russia peace treaty

PM Abe says Putin's comment shows desire for Japan-Russia peace treaty

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday repeated Japan’s stance that a row over islands seized by Russian troops in the final days of World War Two must be settled before a peace treaty can be signed to formally end hostilities between their countries. Putin appeared to catch Abe off guard when he said at a regional forum in Vladivostok on Wednesday that the two countries should sign a peace treaty by the end of this year – without preconditions. “We need to read the signals from various comments President Putin has made.

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