Developing relations with Russia in the new strategic situation in Asia-Pacific, including the situation in the field of energy, meets Tokyo’s interests, said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a statement.
But he pointed out that he is still aware of major differences in the two countries’ stand on the South Kuril Islands. When speaking in parliament earlier today, he said that he would continue making efforts to settle the territorial dispute and conclude a peace treaty with Russia on that basis.
He added that he would persistently negotiate the issue and would seek a mutually acceptable solution. Shinzo Abe is slated to visit Moscow in late April.
Voice of Russia, TASS
- RUSSIAN JET DOWNINGRussia's Lavrov cancels Turkey visit
- RUSSIAN JET DOWNINGPM: Turkey has right to take 'all kinds of measures'
- TURKEYA civilian killed at border post in southeast Turkey
- TURKEYTurkey: New cabinet offers changes for economy
- RUSSIAN JET DOWNINGTurkey summons Russian envoy over shot down warplane
Most Viewed News
- 1TURKEYTurkey warns Russia over border security
- 2EURASIARussia, Assad regime continue pounding Turkmen Mountain
- 3MIDDLE EASTSyrian regime forces take over strategic Turkmen area
- 4RUSSIAN JET DOWNINGTurkish F-16s shoot down Russian-made jet for airspace violation near Syrian border
- 5TURKEYTurkey sends letter to UN on attacks on Turkmens