Japan warns Russia on investment in disputed isles

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow would be happy to see Chinese, Korean and even Japanese investment in the islands

Japan warns Russia on investment in disputed isles

Japan warned Russia on Friday that attempts to attract investment by other Asian nations such as China to a chain of disputed islands in the Pacific Ocean would complicate already tense ties with Moscow.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters that Moscow would be happy to see Chinese, Korean and even Japanese investment in the islands, which Russia calls the Southern Kurils and Japan calls the Northern Territories.

But Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara quipped back that investments into the islands from "a third country" would "complicate the situation".

Reuters

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