Putin Proposes To Sign Peace Treaty Between Russia, Japan Until End Of Year

Putin Proposes to Sign Peace Treaty Between Russia, Japan Until End of Year

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed on Wednesday to sign a peace treaty between Russia and Japan until the end of the year without any preconditions.

VLADIVOSTOK (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th September, 2018) Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed on Wednesday to sign a peace treaty between Russia and Japan until the end of the year without any preconditions.

Both Russian and Japanese leaders addressed the issue at the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying that the absence of a peace treaty between the two countries was an abnormal situation.

The Russian president reaffirmed the willingness of both countries to sign such document, noting that it was necessary to create favorable conditions in the region.

"We have been negotiating for seventy years. Shinzo said that we should change approaches. So I have an idea - let's conclude a peace treaty - not now, but until the end of the year - without any preconditions," Putin said.

He noted that all other controversial issues could be settled afterwards.

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