TASS: Shinzo Abe hopes for progress in working out peace treaty with Russia26 May 2018 | 19:00 | FOCUS News Agency
"In the city of Nagato [during Putin’s visit to Japan in December 2016] we expressed our sincere resolve to settle the peace treaty issue, and since then the two countries have turned over a new leaf in their relations," Abe said at talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"Real projects on our joint economic activity are going ahead on four islands along with humanitarian measures for former residents of the islands," he said. "I expect the efforts to be pushed further on, thanks to dialogue with you."
Abe reminded that during his previous talks with Putin in Danang (where the leaders met on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Vietnam in November 2017), the Russian president had assured him that "the results achieved after the general elections will allow us to implement all our plans."
"Now I am ready that both of us will promote our cooperation calmly and energetically," the Japanese prime minister concluded.
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