Putin-Abe talks to boost Russian-Japanese relations
Oct20

Putin-Abe talks to boost Russian-Japanese relations

Negotiations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have helped to boost the two countries’ relations, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said on Wednesday. Speaking at the opening of the exhibition devoted to the 60th anniversary of reestablishment of diplomatic ties between Russia and Japan, Morgulov reminded that 60 years ago the state of war was lifted, bilateral ties were...

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Putin, Abe to discuss Kuril Islands problem
Sep02

Putin, Abe to discuss Kuril Islands problem

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will discuss the Kuril Islands at a meeting in Vladivostok on Friday, but this issue will not be the main one, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday. When asked whether the Kuril Islands issue will be raised, Peskov noted it will arise “for sure.” There were contacts in Moscow (on the issue) between the Foreign...

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Abe wants to meet Putin in his native prefecture
Aug13

Abe wants to meet Putin in his native prefecture

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed the desire to meet Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in his native Yamaguchi Prefecture (south-west of Honshu), Kyodo said today. “I would like to invite President Putin to come here,” he said at a meeting with head of Yamaguchi’s election commission. On May 17, shortly after Putin’s meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Sochi, Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov...

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Japan’s Leader Visits Russia Breaking Ranks with US
May15

Japan’s Leader Visits Russia Breaking Ranks with US

On April 6, President Vladimir Putin met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Black Sea resort of Sochi. The leaders discussed the ways to bolster bilateral ties and resolve the decades-long territorial dispute over the Kuril Islands. Ukraine, North Korea, Syria, international terrorism and bilateral cooperation were also included in the agenda. The parties decided to renew the regular meetings in the 2+2 format at the level...

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