Close  

Japan must recognize all disputed islands as Russian – foreign minister

/ 08:59 PM January 14, 2019
Japan must recognize all disputed islands as Russian – foreign minister

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addresses the media following a meeting with his Japanese counterpart in Moscow on January 14, 2019. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)

MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday that Japan must recognize Russia’s sovereignty over all of the disputed south Kuril islands in order for peace talks to continue.

Moscow is willing to work toward a peace resolution provided “Japan’s indisputable recognition of the entirety of results of World War II, including Russia’s sovereignty over all of the islands of the southern Kuril chain,” Lavrov said in a briefing, following talks with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono. /kga

ADVERTISEMENT

FEATURED STORIES
Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Diplomacy, International news, Japan, Kurils, news, Peace Talks, Russia, world, world news
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.