May 17, 2016 / 1:07 PM / a year ago

Russia's Putin expected to visit Japan at end-2016: Kremlin aide

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to make his long-awaited visit to Japan at the end of this year, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov said on Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the State Council on developing the construction sector at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Vasily Maximov/Pool

Before their meeting in Japan, Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are likely to discuss “interesting, far-reaching and large-scale cooperation ideas” at an economic forum in Russia’s Vladivostok in September, Ushakov told reporters.

Putin and Abe met in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi this month and discussed a long-running territorial dispute over a Pacific island chain.

The dispute, over a set of islands north of Hokkaido known as the Kuriles in Russia and as the Northern Territories in Japan, is one of the main factors complicating the signing of a Second World War peace treaty between Russia and Japan.

Reporting by Denis Dyomkin; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Alexander Winning

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