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Abe and Putin to meet in Moscow on Jan. 21

Foreign ministers to discuss peace treaty and territory ahead of the summit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, meeting Dec. 1 at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina, named their foreign ministers as top negotiators toward reaching a peace treaty.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin plan to meet on Jan. 21 in Moscow in hopes of advancing peace treaty talks over a 1956 pact promising the return of two disputed islands to Japan. 

Tokyo and Moscow are currently negotiating the final details. The plan is for Abe to visit the Russian capital on his way to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland that starts Jan. 22.

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