Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Moscow on Saturday for talks on such issues as resolving a dispute over 4 Pacific islands and ultimately signing a peace treaty.
Abe has been pushing for a manner ahead within the dispute that facilities on the 4 most southern of the Kuril Islands, which Japan calls the Northern Territories.
The Soviet Union took the islands within the closing days of World Warfare II. The dispute has saved the 2 international locations from signing a peace treaty formally ending World Warfare II hostilities.
Japan is searching for to implement joint enterprise tasks on the Kuril Islands as a approach to achieve momentum to resolve the dispute.
“The Japanese and the Russians will have the ability to reap the fruits of the joint work on the islands,” Abe stated. “If we cooperate, we are able to obtain nice outcomes that deliver mutual profit.”
Putin stated after the assembly Japanese enterprise delegation would go to the islands this yr.