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Deputy foreign ministers of Japan, Russia to meet on Monday

  • September 7, 2019
  • , Nikkei, Sankei
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The Saturday editions of Nikkei and Sankei reported that Deputy Foreign Minister Mori will hold talks with his Russian counterpart in Tokyo on Monday, projecting that the two officials are likely to exchange views on security issues of mutual concern, such as Japan’s plan to deploy Aegis Ashore platforms. They will also probably discuss a bilateral peace treaty.

 

In a related development, Nikkei, Sankei, and Mainichi reported that the GOJ filed a protest on Friday with the Russian government against President Putin’s participation via videoconference at a ceremony commemorating the launch of a new factory on one of the four disputed islands of the Northern Territories.

 

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