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Japan to Discuss Formal WWII Treaty with Russia

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Fri, 22 Nov 2019 11:01 GMT

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi agreed on Friday November 22nd to visit Moscow next month for talks about a formal WWII peace treaty, Reuters reported.

Motegi agreed with counterpart Sergei Lavrov to visit Russia in mid-December and discuss the issue, following decades of old disputes that prevented the pact from being reached.

Japan claims a string of Russian-controlled western Pacific islands, the matter which precluded a formal peace treaty to be reached between the two countries.

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