Japan Will Revise the Strategy of Peace Talks with Russia
OREANDA-NEWS Japan will review the strategy of negotiations with Russia on a Peace Treaty, writes the Agency Jiji, citing government sources.
According to them, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe planned to reach a framework agreement on a peace Treaty at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in June 2019, when the G20 summit will be held in Osaka. At the same time, as the Agency writes, after a meeting with Putin in January, it became clear that this is not feasible, since there was no significant progress. As pointed out by one of the sources of the Agency, to address the perennial problem over the upcoming months.
The Agency also notes that the situation with the negotiations led to a negative reaction of the Russian public.
It is reported that Tokyo doubts whether the head of government will be able to resolve this issue before the expiration of his term of office, and think about how to transfer it to the next administration if the negotiations are delayed.
Previously, Abe promised to" put an end" to the peace Treaty.
According to Abe, "it is impossible to move something in a few months on negotiations that have not moved for many years, in principle."
The result of the talks in Moscow, which took place on January 22, was an agreement to continue the dialogue on the peace Treaty at the level of Foreign Ministers. The dialogue is based on the joint Declaration of 1956. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, following the talks between Putin and Abe said that Moscow has not recorded any changes in Tokyo's position on the peace Treaty, Russia's position has not changed. The government of Japan confirmed that Tokyo has not changed its basic position, which is that the four Islands are the "ancestral territory" of Japan.