Yokohama: Kuril Islands is Russia's territory, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan.
"As the Prime Minister expressed regret for Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Kunashir Island, the President confirmed our position: the President takes decisions himself what region he will visit," Lavrov told journalists in the meet between Kan and Medvedev yesterday.
"This is our territory and this will be so in the future. I hope that Japanese colleagues will take an adequate position," the Russian minister added.
First Published: Sunday, November 14, 2010, 14:47