Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida
There is a dispute between Japan and Russia over the Southern Kuril Islands. Because of this, Tokyo is not ready to sign a peace treaty with Moscow. Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said this. His cabinet assumed office on Monday. The Kuril Islands are a group of four islands that are currently under Russian jurisdiction, but are claimed by Japan. It is believed that after this statement of the Japanese PM, the tension between the two countries may start.
According to the TASS news agency, Fumio Kishida said on Friday, “There will be no peace treaty with Russia without resolving the regional issue.” I will try to develop the whole complex of Japanese-Russian relations, including the signing of the peace treaty.’ Russia and Japan have not signed a peace treaty since the end of World War II. The ongoing dispute over the southern Kural Islands has made it difficult to reach a peace agreement. In fact, Tokyo wants Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai islands. All of them were part of Japan before World War II.
Japanese PM wants to increase friendship with Moscow
The Treaty of San Francisco between the Allies and Japan in 1951 officially stated that Tokyo should give up all claims to the Kuril Islands. However, Japan refused to recognize Soviet sovereignty, which continues with Russia today. Kishida announces that he wants to develop friendship with Moscow and resolve the island dispute. His statement came at a time when a call was made by the Japanese PM to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Kishida ready to meet with the President of Russia
According to Japan’s new leader, both sides stressed their willingness to negotiate a peace treaty. Kishida has also revealed that he wants to have a one-on-one meeting with the Russian President. The Japanese chief also promised to strengthen his country’s defense capabilities, including a focus on coast guard capabilities, and for cooperation with the US, North Korea, South Korea and China. talked about.
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