Putin, Abe Did Not Discuss Idea To Sign Peace Treaty Until End Of Year After EEF - Kremlin

Putin, Abe Did Not Discuss Idea to Sign Peace Treaty Until End of Year After EEF - Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Abe did not have an opportunity to discuss the issue of signing a peace treaty between the two countries after the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th September, 2018) Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Abe did not have an opportunity to discuss the issue of signing a peace treaty between the two countries after the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

During the EFF plenary session earlier in the day, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to sign a peace treaty between Russia and Japan until the end of the year without any preconditions.

"No, they did not manage to, and today's program does not provide for it," Peskov told reporters, when asked a relevant question.

The spokesman noted that Putin's proposal was spontaneous.

"This is a rather new initiative of Putin, and, speaking at the plenary session, the president noted that this idea came to him right during this meeting, during the speech, taking into account the theses that were voiced by Prime Minister Abe," Peskov said.

He stressed that the Russian president was determined to resolve all problems with Tokyo and highly valued Abe's efforts to improve bilateral relations, noting that constructive joint work would continue.

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