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Japan and Russia look for momentum on peace treaty at G-20

Abe and Putin agree to hasten negotiations based on Soviet-Japanese declaration of 1956

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet Saturday on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka. (Photo by Nozomu Ogawa)

OSAKA -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Saturday to speed up negotiations for a peace treaty based on the Soviet-Japanese declaration of 1956.

"It is becoming clearer what issues need to be overcome," Abe said after the two met face to face in Osaka on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, the 26th time the two leaders had spoken since the Japanese leader visited Moscow in January. 

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