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‘Putin and Abe Are Establishing Trust-Based Relations’

Oct. 17, 2016 (EIRNS)—Speaking at the Russian-Japanese Forum in Tokyo dedicated to the 60th anniversary of restoring diplomatic relations between the two countries, Masahiko Komura, vice president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin have been able to build trust-based relations to achieve a mutually acceptable solution to the issue of signing a peace treaty and solve a territorial problem.

TASS reported Komura’s remarks:

"‘Active dialogue between Japan and Russia is currently underway at the political level. Summit meetings take place on a regular basis,’ he said. ‘I welcome an agreement on Putin’s visit to Abe’s hometown (in Yamaguchi Prefecture) in December. To achieve a solution to the problem of a peace treaty and resolve a territorial issue that would satisfy both sides, our two countries’ leaders have built strong relations based on mutual trust.’"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in his address, said,

"For our part, we intend to continue exerting efforts to build up cooperation, particularly in the political, cultural, scientific and economic exchanges."

The event will end with signing a joint communiqué.