Today Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov has met Japan’s extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Russia Toyohisa Kozuki.
In the course of the talks, an exchange of views on the situation on the Korean peninsula and in the Asian-Pacific Region.
Anatoly Antonov stressed the importance of political and diplomatic solution of the situation on the Korean peninsula for prevention of escalation of tension in the North-East Asia and paid attention to the negative influence of deployment of the US Ballistic Missile Defence elements on the situation in the Asian-Pacific Region.
The parties also discussed the level of military connections between both countries. They noted joint exercises, consultations of the General Staffs, interactions of the Navy forces. The future directions of interaction in multidimensional formats were defined.
Deputy Defence Minister told about the humanitarian operation in Aleppo and suggested to the colleagues from the Japanese defence department joining it.
Anatoly Antonov informed the Japanese ambassador concerning the unannounced combat readiness inspection held upon the decision of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
He stressed that the exercises are held in strict compliance with all the international obligations of Russia.
The meeting was held in a friendly atmosphere.