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Japan PM Abe intends to push forward on peace treaty with Russia

TOKYO (Reuters) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he intends to push forward towards a World War Two peace treaty with Russia, which has been stymied for decades by a territorial row, during a summit in Russia later this month.

Abe will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for discussions aimed at ending the row over a group of windswept islands seized by Soviet troops in the final days of the war.

He told a news conference that, while reaching an agreement would be difficult, he wanted to make as much progress as possible.

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