The joint work of Russia and Japan on the Kuril Islands is possible, but talking about it only after the decision of the territorial issue.

This was stated to journalists by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, reports “Russian conversation”.

The President noted that it is necessary to create favorable conditions to resolve the territorial dispute. The final form of the solution remains unknown.

“There are aggravating the problem, the issues, namely, issues of security, including in the region, Japan’s commitment with its allies. It’s all very subtle things that require a very careful and balanced consideration and development,” the President said.

According to him, the final decision will be made depending on how things go bilateral work. While talking about this issue is premature.

Earlier it was reported that Putin told about the fate of the Kuril Islands in case of transfer of them to Japan .