Russia, Japan to continue discussing peace treaty

(VOVWORLD) - Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow and Tokyo will not give up seeking consensus on a peace treaty in an interview with the Rossiya 1 TV channel.
Russia, Japan to continue discussing peace treaty - ảnh 1 Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Eastern Economic Forum in Russia in September, 2018.  (Photo: VNA)

Peskov said it is important that both sides recognize the absence of a peace treaty as a big problem, adding that Prime Minister Abe and President Putin have affirmed their intention to work towards a peace treaty to formally end World War II.

Putin told Abe at the Eastern Economic Forum in Russia last month that the 2 nations should pen this year the peace deal, which relates to a dispute over a chain of Pacific islands since the time of World War II.