September 10, 2018 / 10:55 AM / 14 days ago

Japan's Abe says wants to discuss peace treaty with Putin

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin about a peace treaty between Japan and Russia, Abe said in his opening remarks before the meeting with Putin in Vladivostok on Monday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during their meeting on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia September 10, 2018. Mikhail Metzel/TASS Host Photo Agency/Pool via REUTERS

Russian and Japanese militaries are cooperating for the first time, Putin said during the same opening remarks.

Writing by Andrey Kuzmin; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg

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