Japan, Russia diplomats ready leaders’ assembly subsequent month

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01:36 27 Aug 2016

MOSCOW, Aug. 26, Kyodo

Senior Japanese and Russian officials reason talks on final a post-World War II assent covenant on Friday as a dual countries make final arrangements for a assembly between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Vladimir Putin early subsequent month in Russia.

A territorial squabble over Russian-held, Japanese-claimed islands off Hokkaido have kept a dual countries from signing a covenant for decades, though Abe hopes to make swell on a emanate by talks with Putin during their due assembly on a sidelines of a Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on Sept. 2-3.

“We wish to reason a subsequent turn of assent covenant talks but withdrawal an interval,” Chikahito Harada, a Japanese supervision deputy and envoy in assign of Japan-Russia relations, told reporters after a assembly with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov in Moscow.

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