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Japan, Russia to hold 2+2 meeting for first time in three years

  • December 8, 2016
  • , Sankei
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Sankei led with the disclosure by several GOJ sources that Abe and Putin are likely to agree on arranging a bilateral defense and foreign ministerial meeting in Moscow early next year with the goal of holding China’s advancement in the Arctic in check. In the planned 2+2 session, the two sides are expected to agree on expanding bilateral military training and launching discussions on the signing of an acquisition and cross-servicing agreement (ACSA). The paper quoted a GOJ source as saying: “An agreement on the 2+2 meeting will send a powerful message to China.”   

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