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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed Monday to revive talks on an island dispute that has prevented the two countries from signing a peace treaty to formally end World War II.

The leaders “will respectively instruct their foreign ministries to accelerate negotiations to work out a solution acceptable to both countries over the peace treaty issue,” they said in a joint statement released after the meeting at the Kremlin.

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