Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on September 2 that he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week and hopes that the two sides will make progress in concluding a peace treaty.
Shinzo Abe said he will attend the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, from September 4th to 6th, and plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The meeting will discuss the Japan-Russia peace treaty and the common economic activities in the four northern islands (that is, the Russian side called the South Kuril Islands). Abe said that he hopes to make progress.
North Korean Deputy Prime Minister Departs for Russia
The 5th Eastern Economic Forum held in Russia, attended by many countries, and the 7-member delegation headed by North Korean Deputy Prime Minister Li Longnan took a plane from Pyongyang on September 2. Kyodo News reported that North Korea sent a foreign economics to Kim Young to attend in 2018, this time to upgrade the “Specifications.” China will send Vice Premier Hu Chunhua to attend the forum.