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MOSCOW, August 22 – RIA Novosti. In Moscow, surprised Statements Japanese Foreign Ministry to postpone the visit of Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Russia, said on Saturday, RIA Novosti source in the Russian Foreign Ministry.
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” Talks in Moscow, the sides have not announced. I can not transfer what has not been agreed, “- said the source.
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said earlier the Russian ambassador in Tokyo Yevgeny Afanasyev official protest against the visit of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Iturup Island.
Previously, the agency Kyodo reported that the Japanese government has decided to postpone the visit, Fumio Kishida in Russia in connection with Medvedev’s visit to one of the Kuril Islands.
Japan claims four Islands – Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai, referring to bilateral Treatise on trade and borders of 1855. The return of the islands of Tokyo made it a condition of concluding a peace treaty with Russia, which after the Second World War and was not signed.
Moscow’s position is that the southern Kuril Islands became part of the Soviet Union at the end of the Second World War and the Russian sovereignty over them, having the appropriate international legal registration, can not be questioned.