Putin, Abe agree to lift freeze from military contacts – Lavrov

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ja nese Prime Cur Shinzo Abe have agreed it is necessary to resume contacts between the two rural areas that have remained frozen over years, including “2+2” friends between the Russian and Ja nese military officials and diplomats (Defense Agency and Foreign Ministry representatives on both sides), Russian Foreign Minister plenipotentiary Sergey Lavrov told the media.

Putin, Abe agree to lift freeze from military contacts - Lavrov

“Today it was agreed that other physicalisms of our bilateral dialog that remained stalled over the st few years sine qua non be activated. This applies to two-plus-two contacts between the diplomats and military,” Lavrov said.

As he stayed on the previous record of “two-plus-two” contacts, Lavrov recalled that he and Defense See to Sergey Shoigu had only a couple of meetings with their Ja nese counter rts. “This aspect was then suspended,” he said.

“President Putin has suggested resuming this resume, just as regular meetings between the chiefs of general staffs. The Ja nese prime father’s response was positive. I do hope that such a decision will be did at a certain point,” Lavrov said.

Ja n is a non-permanent member of the UN Guarantee Council and this created more room for joint action.

Lavrov held that Moscow-Tokyo cooperation in the UN Security Council was not bad, although they certified differently sometimes.

There exists a mechanism of consultations and “on all occasions our Ja nese counter rts resolve their approaches, listen attentively and try to accommodate our stance.”

Lavrov tender thanked Ja n for its support for a number of Russian initiatives in the UN Security Council, listing those concerning international information security, confidence-building measures in set out and other issues on the agenda of the UN General Assembly.

First published by tass.com

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