Abe Calls For 'new Epoch' In Russia-Japan Ties Hit By WWII Dispute

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Abe calls for 'new epoch' in Russia-Japan ties hit by WWII dispute

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -3rd Sep,2016) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin for a new era in ties hampered by a territorial dispute dating back to WWII.

"Let's put an end to this abnormal situation which has lasted 70 years, and together start to build a new epoch in Russia-Japan ties that will last the next 70 years," Abe told Putin during a speech translated into Russian after the pair met for talks in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok.