(Yomiuri: November 17, 2015 – p. 4)
Following is the gist of the Japan-Russia summit meeting:
Northern Territories issue
President Vladimir Putin: The vice ministerial talks on the conclusion of a peace treaty in October were very meaningful.
Putin, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: We will work for a mutually acceptable solution based on the agreement reached at the Japan-Russia summit in April 2013.
Exchange of visits by leaders
Abe: In order to move the bilateral relationship forward, the important thing is for the two leaders to talk.
Abe, Putin: We will make preparations for a visit by Mr. Putin to Japan at the most appropriate time.
Putin: It would be nice to meet with (the Prime Minister) in a regional city.
UN Security Council
Putin: Since Japan will become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) in 2016, we will also be able to cooperate in the UNSC.
Abe: We would like to communicate closely with Russia in the UNSC. It is good that the two countries are steadily promoting dialogue and exchanges in broad-ranging areas, including in the economic, security, and cultural fields.