Japan PM Abe intends to push forward on peace treaty with Russia

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Japan PM Abe intends to push forward on peace treaty with Russia


December 6 2018, Tokyo, Japan – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe answers a question at Upper House’s judical committee session at the National Diet in Tokyo on Thursday, December 6, 2018. (Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO)

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he intends to push forward towards a World War Two peace treaty with Russia, which has been stymied for decades by a territorial row, during a summit in Russia later this month.

Abe will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for discussions aimed at ending the row over a group of windswept islands seized by Soviet troops in the final days of the war.

He told a news conference that, while reaching an agreement would be difficult, he wanted to make as much progress as possible.

Reporting by Elaine Lies; Editing by Paul Tait

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