Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan, Toshimitsu Motegi in interview to TV channel NHK announced a new phase of negotiations with Russia kasatelno the conclusion of a peace Treaty between the two countries. According to the Minister, about their thoughts on the issue, he told the foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the Munich security conference.
According to Toshimitsu Motegi, the tone of discussions had become more positive, and discussions will continue during the forthcoming visit of Lavrov in Tokyo. “The terms are negotiated,” — said the Minister.
Japan believes that the parties “consistently moving forward”. In turn, Lavrov suggested Motegi during the next meeting to discuss several issues of mutual interest, RIA Novosti reported.
Japan is seeking to return under the sovereignty of the southern Kuril Islands of Kunashir, Shikotan, Iturup and Habomai. In Moscow consider that these territories were received by the USSR following the victory in the Second world war, and their hospiatlity not be questioned.