Russian President and Japanese Prime Minister have discussed the issue of Kuril islands on Saturday. Following the talks, Vladimir Putin, Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe spent a good time in Moscow, they enjoy a night at the Bolshoi Theatre, The Daily Mail reported.
Putin and Abe are continuing to discuss a very sensitive issue, Kuril islands. On Saturday, they met again in Moscow for talks over four Pacific islands and eventually signing a peace treaty. The Soviet Union took the islands in the closing days of World War II. The dispute has kept the two countries from signing a peace treaty formally ending World War II hostilities.
‘The Japanese and the Russians will be able to reap the fruits of the joint work on the islands. If we cooperate, we can achieve great results that bring mutual benefit,’
Mr Abe said.
Japanese PM has been pushing for a way forward in the dispute that centres on the four most southern of the Kuril Islands, which Japan calls the Northern Territories. The Russian President said that a Japanese business delegation would visit Kuril islands this year, that was the only result of another round of talks on Kurils.
Mr Abe and his wife Akie Abe arrive Russia for annual St. Petersburg Economic Forum, after that event the couple came to Moscow on Saturday. After talks, Mr Putin invited Mr and Mrs Abe to Bolshoi Theatre where the Japanese guests sat beside Russian leader on the central balcony of the Bolshoi Theatre to watch the show.
Putin and Abe opened the Year of Japan in Russia
Culture makes people close, Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe got on stage to open the cross-cultural year of Russia and Japan, which featured an impressive display by men dressed as fully-armoured Japanese samurais.
Earlier, they helped present a Japanese Akita dog to Russia’s figure skating star, the 16-year-old Olympic champion Alina Zagitova was happy to get Akita puppy, especially when she was told what dog’s name means. According to PM Abe, a three-month-old puppy called Masaru, which means ‘victory’ or ‘win’.
The Pyeongchang Olympics gold medalist confessed she noticed Akitas after spotting them while training in Japan and locals vowed to find her one.