December 16, 2016 / 7:52 AM / 8 months ago

Putin says peace deal with Japan more important than economic interests

TOKYO (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that reaching a World War Two peace deal with Japan was more important than Russia's economic interests.

"For me the most important thing is to sign a peace deal (with Japan) because that would create the conditions for long-term co-operation," Putin told a news conference in Tokyo after meeting Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Writing by Peter Hobson; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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