The Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe has said that Japan would like to sign a peace treaty with Russia.
Both countries have a hostile relationship after the end of World War II. 70 years after the worldwar II, there is still conflict amid a territorial dispute over four Japanese islands. PM, Abe said that he and Russian President Putin agreed that the lack of a formal treaty was abnormal and called for a summit. He also stressed that, territories disputes cannot be resolved without exchanges between the leaders.
“It is also important that we gain Russia’s constructive engagement to deal with issues of terrorism, Syria and Iran,” Mr Abe also added.