Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin smile during their meeting at a hot springs resort in Nagato, western Japan, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
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Japan and Russia agreed at a leaders' summit Thursday to revive security talks and start discussing economic cooperation on disputed islands at the core of a row that has kept them from signing a peace treaty formally ending World War II.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin also talked about Syria, with Abe conveying to Putin his concern over the deteriorating humanitarian situation and Putin offering to work with other countries to settle the Syrian problem, a Japanese government spokesman said.Abe and Putin are seeking progress in a two-day summit on their dispute over the four windswept isles in the western Pacific controlled by Russia but also claimed by Japan.Abe reacted positively, Lavrov said.Putin also told Abe of Russia's concerns about the United States' presence in Asia, which Russia thinks is disproportionate to the North Korean nuclear and missile threat, Lavrov said.
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