President Putin To Continue Strengthening Relations with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at 10:48 p.m. on August 31
Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a telephone meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on March 31, thanked Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his significant contribution to developing cooperative relations between the two countries and stressed the importance of continuing efforts to strengthen bilateral relations.
According to the announcement by the Russian Presidential Office, the telephone talks were held at the suggestion of the Russian side, and President Putin expressed his gratitude for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s personal contribution to developing cooperative relations between the two countries.
On that basis, the two Prime Ministers stressed the importance of continuing efforts to strengthen good relations between the two countries for the security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region, which is not in the interest of the peoples of both countries.
President Putin has held nearly 30 summit meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and is expected to express his gratitude for the progress of relations between the two countries in terms of economy, health care and culture based on the eight-point cooperation plan proposed by the Japanese side.
On the other hand, with regard to peace treaty negotiations, we are negotiating on the basis of the Japan-Soviet Joint Declaration that we will hand over the Toothmai Archipelago and Shikotan Island after the conclusion of the treaty, but the Russian side has not broken its hard-line stance, and the Russian announcement did not include anything related to the peace treaty negotiations.