RSS   Newsletter   Contact   Advertise with us
Post Online Media
Post Online Media Magazine

Japan and Russia will not disclose details of peace treaty talks

Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn
Staff Writer |
Taro Kono
Asia   Since the mid-20th century, Russia and Japan have been holding consultations

Tokyo and Japan have agreed to refrain from disclosing the detains of the peace treaty talks going on between the two countries, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said.

"Our countries are in talks based on the decision made by the leaders of Japan and Russia to step up efforts to make a peace treaty.[break]


We look forward to making an agreement but I would like to avoid discussing its details in public.

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and I agreed not to disclose the details of the talks," Taro Kono said in response to a demand to provide specific information about dialogue between Tokyo and Moscow.

The Japanese top diplomat also pointed out that Tokyo had on many occasions lodged protests against the Russian Armed Forces’ activities on the southern Kuril Islands.

Since the mid-20th century, Russia and Japan have been holding consultations in order to clinch a peace treaty as a follow-up to World War II.

The Kuril Islands issue remains the key sticking point since after WWII the islands were handed over to the Soviet Union while Japan laid claims to the four southern islands.


What to read next
POST Online Media Contact