Bilateral relations between Moscow and Tokyo are stable and dynamically developing, Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which was held on Thursday at the Eastern Economic Forum.
Before the start of negotiations, Putin said that he welcomed the dialogue with Tokyo and wanted to discuss further steps in the development of bilateral ties.
The Russian leader also noted the representative composition of the Japanese delegation, who arrived at the EEF – more than 500 officials and business representatives.
In turn, Abe said before negotiations that he wants to discuss issues of bilateral relations, including the problem of a peace treaty.
In addition, the Japanese prime minister noted the successful implementation of the agreements on the Japanese visiting the burial places of their ancestors in the Kuril Islands.
He also expressed gratitude to Putin for his assistance in hosting the G20 in Osaka.
As Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov later said, the parties also agreed to hold an in-depth exchange of views on various issues at the APEC summit, which will be held in November in Chile.
The Fifth Eastern Economic Forum takes place in Vladivostok on September 4-6.