Tokyo began the second round of consultations of the foreign Ministers and defense ministries of Russia and Japan. According to Sergei Shoigu during the meeting with his Japanese counterpart, despite the difficulties, the cooperation between the two countries is consistently developing. Sergey Lavrov said that the resumption of negotiations in a format «2+2» talks about the desire of the two countries to bring the dialogue to a new level.
Tokyo began the second round of consultations of the foreign Ministers and defense ministries of Russia and Japan. This was reported by «Interfax». As the Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan, Fumio Kishida, during the morning’s talks the parties managed to discuss a wide range of international issues.
«During the morning’s negotiations at the level of foreign Ministers we had a Frank exchange of views on a wide range of international issues», — transfers words Kishida TASS.
The Minister noted that the expectation for a meaningful continuation of the dialogue in the format of «2+2». It is expected that during the talks will discuss the situation with the placement of American missile defense systems in South Korea and accommodation division of the Ministry of defense of Russia in the Kuril Islands.
Earlier in the meeting with his Japanese counterpart, Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu said that the cooperation between the two countries, despite the difficulties, developing. According to him, it is necessary to strengthen ties in the defense sector did not lag behind from «the dynamics of political contacts».
«Despite the difficulties, the cooperation between our countries is developing consistently,» — said Shoigu.
Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also noted the desire of countries to develop relations. This, according to him, demonstrated by the resumption of contacts in the format of «2+2».
«The resumption of our dialogue, agreement on which was reached following the visit of the President of Russia to Japan in December 2016, speaks volumes about our mutual desire to take our relations to a qualitatively new level. We are ready to trust the conversation,» he said.
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