Putin opposes setting time limit for signing post WWII peace treaty with Japan

| Updated: Oct 28, 2016 18:47 IST

Moscow [Russia], Oct. 28 (ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his opposition to setting a time frame for the signing of a post World War II peace treaty between Russia and Japan. "This is a case where it is impossible and even harmful, in my opinion, to determine any time limits," Russia's Tass news agency quoted him as saying. Putin made the remarks at a forum in Sochi, in reply to a question from a Japanese representative who asked if a peace treaty could be signed in the next two, three or four years, reports the Japan Times. Spat over four Russian-held island which are claimed by the Japanese has prevented the two countries from concluding a postwar peace treaty. The dispute is expected to be a prominent topic of discussion in a summit between Putin and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan in December this year. (ANI)