Russia, Japan make progress in joint activities on disputed islands - Putin

Russia, Japan make progress in joint activities on disputed islands - Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at their news conference at G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool -
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OSAKA (Reuters) – Russia and Japan have moved forward in setting up joint economic activities on a disputed chain of islands, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday after discussing a peace treaty with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Putin, speaking at a news briefing at the G20 summit in Osaka, also said that the two leaders discussed North Korea, adding that this issue could be resolved by political means.

(Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Writing by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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