Japan and Russia will not sign an agreement on joint economic activities on southern Kuril Islands in the course of the meeting between the two leaders on the sidelines of the summit of “Big twenty”, which at the end of June will be held in Japanese Tokyo, reports “Russian Dialogue,” citing TASS.

According to Japanese media reports, the main differences hindering a deal, relate to waste management and tourism.

It is noted that Moscow and Tokyo have not concentrated on this issue since last fall. Focused on the negotiations on a peace Treaty.

The publication writes that Japan made a proposal to create a tour operator, whose responsibilities would include the organization of marine tours around the Islands of the southern Kuril Islands. Japanese businessmen, in turn, initiated the construction on the Kuril Islands special presses for garbage to reduce its volume.

The Russian side hoped for more large-scale projects, in particular the construction of plants for waste processing, as well as hotels and other tourist facilities.

We will remind, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov called the necessary condition for a peace agreement with Japan.