Japan’s Abe plans to meet Putin in Russia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he planned to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week.

Abe sets to attend the Eastern Economic Forum to be held in Vladivostok Sept 4-6, and will meet with Putin after the programme.

Abe said he wanted to make progress towards talks over a peace treaty and joint economic activities in the four disputed Russian-held islands off Japan’s northern region of Hokkaido.

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