The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, said that he has full confidence in Russian President Vladimir Putin and hopes to resolve the territorial dispute that has existed between the two countries for more than 70 years.
Abe also noted that Moscow and Tokyo still haven’t signed a peace treaty ending the Second World War. “Somehow, this problem must be addressed,” he said.
“Realizing this, I would like to pay a visit to Russia, exact dates have not been determined yet, but it must be at an appropriate time,” the minister added.
“However, we managed to build a relationship based on mutual trust. I have full confidence in him. I think Putin also realizes that the solution to this problem will have a positive impact on the development of Russia,” TASS cited Shinzo Abe as saying.