Putin: Russia, Japan want to sign peace treaty
VLADIVOSTOK, Sep 12 (PRIME) -- Russia and Japan want to sign a peace treaty by the end of the year, as favorable conditions should be created in the region, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday at the Eastern Economic Forum.
УFirst of all, I want to say that (Japanese Prime Minister) Shinzo (Abe) is right: both he and I Ц we want to sign a peace treaty. I think that it is extremely important both in our bilateral relations, and in terms of creation of favorable conditions for the development of the situation in the world. Chinese President Xi Jinping just said about it. We should create favorable conditions in the world. And I completely agree with it,Ф Putin said.
УJapan is our natural partner, and we want to develop full-scale relations,Ф he said.
Putin said he believed that all disputed issues between Russia and Japan should be solved after the signing of the peace treaty.
УAnd then, based on this peace treaty, as friends we will continue to solve all disputed issues I think that this would simplify solvation of all problems which we have not been able to solve for 70 years,Ф he said.