PM Abe and President Putin will start negotiations on joint economic activities

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin wrapped up a two-day meeting on Friday afternoon, but -closely watched- talks on the territorial issue between their nations appeared to make little progress.

“We agreed to start negotiations on a ‘special system’ to conduct ‘joint economic activities’ on the four islands [of the northern territories],” Abe said during a joint press conference held at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Tokyo after the talks on Friday.

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