Russia, Japan seek peace treaty
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday discussed bilateral issues and a peace treaty between the two countries on the sidelines of the Group of 20 meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Putin said he would use every opportunity to confirm the development of Russia-Japan cooperative relations while Abe emphasized that he's ready to have solid discussions based on the result of summit talks in Singapore.
On the same day, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said Russia and Japan agreed to exert greater efforts to sign a peace treaty and both sides are working in this direction. The two leaders on November 14 met in Singapore and agreed to hold negotiation on the peace treaty based on a 1956 joint declaration.