ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Abe, Putin keep ball rolling on economic deal for disputed islands

Japanese prime minister calls for Russian support on North Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in an official capacity for the 20th time on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.   © Kyodo

DANANG, Vietnam -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed Friday to continue negotiating toward economic cooperation in a disputed set of islands, with Abe also calling for Moscow's support in pressuring North Korea to change its ways.

The two leaders met here for about an hour on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, attended only by interpreters for roughly 15 minutes.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more