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Appendix 1 - 1956 Joint Declaration

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 March 2024

Kazuhiko Togo
Affiliation:
Shizuoka University, Japan
Dmitry Streltsov
Affiliation:
Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
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Signed at Moscow, on 19 October 1956 Official texts: Russian and Japanese. Registered by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on 25 March 1957.

[Translation —Traduction]

No. 3768. JOINT DECLARATION BY THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS AND JAPAN. SIGNED AT MOSCOW, ON 19 OCTOBER 1956

From 13 to 19 October 1956 negotiations were held at Moscow between the Delegations of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Japan.

The following representatives of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics took part in the negotiations:

N. A. Bulganin, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR,

N. S. Khrushchev, Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR,

A. I. Mikoyan, First Vice-Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR,

A. A. Gromyko, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the USSR, and

N. T. Fedorenko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the USSR.

The following representatives of Japan took part in the negotiations

Prime Minister, Ichiro Hatoyama,

Ichiro Kono, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, and

Shunichi Matsumoto, Member of the House of Representatives.

In the course of the negotiations, which were held in an atmosphere of mutual understanding and co-operation, a full and frank exchange of views concerning relations between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Japan took place. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Japan were fully agreed that the restoration of diplomatic relations between them would contribute to the development of mutual understanding and co-operation between the two States in the interests of peace and security in the Far East.

As a result of these negotiations between the Delegations of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Japan, agreement was reached on the following:

  • 1. The state of war between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Japan shall cease on the date on which this Declaration enters into force and peace, friendship and goodneighbourly relations between them shall be restored.

  • 2. Diplomatic and consular relations shall be restored between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Japan. For this purpose, it is intended that the two States shall proceed forthwith to exchange diplomatic representatives with the rank of Ambassador and that the question of the establishment of consulates in the territories of the USSR and Japan respectively shall be settled through the diplomatic channels.

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  • 1956 Joint Declaration
  • Edited by Kazuhiko Togo, Shizuoka University, Japan, Dmitry Streltsov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
  • Book: Handbook of Japan-Russia Relations
  • Online publication: 26 March 2024
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9789048563432.022
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  • Edited by Kazuhiko Togo, Shizuoka University, Japan, Dmitry Streltsov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
  • Book: Handbook of Japan-Russia Relations
  • Online publication: 26 March 2024
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9789048563432.022
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  • 1956 Joint Declaration
  • Edited by Kazuhiko Togo, Shizuoka University, Japan, Dmitry Streltsov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
  • Book: Handbook of Japan-Russia Relations
  • Online publication: 26 March 2024
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9789048563432.022
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