Abe, Putin agree to continue talks on Russia-Japan territorial disputes

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UNITED NATIONS:  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to step up negotiations on a mutually acceptable solution to their countries’ territorial dispute, a spokesman for the Japanese Foreign Ministry said following a meeting between the two leaders.

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Abe and Putin held bilateral talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

“The meeting lasted 40 minutes, the discussion was frank and very diverse and meaningful. They discussed three points, one of them was territorial issues. First of all, Russia and Japan agreed to move forward negotiations on a peace treaty to find a mutually acceptable solution,” ministry spokesman Yasuhisa Kawamura told RIA Novosti. PNA/Sputnik

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