The new Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, during a speech at a meeting of the lower house of parliament, announced that Tokyo's sovereignty extends to the islands of the southern Kuril Islands. “The sovereignty of our country extends to the northern territories. We must resolve this issue without leaving it to future generations. The government is determined to conclude a peace treaty with Russia, solving the problem of the ownership of these islands”, the Prime Minister said.
In addition, he noted that the Japanese authorities are disposed to persistent negotiations with Moscow on this issue. Fumio Kishida said: “We are committed to a dialogue based on all previous agreements,” reports ura.news.