Source Pravda.Ru

Russia and Japan Discuss Asia-Pacific Missile Defence System

Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov yesterday held talks with Shigeru Ishiba, the head of the Japanese Defence Agency. According to the Foreign Ministry's press service, Ishiba was visiting Russia at the invitation of Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov. During the meeting, the two men touched on the issue of creating a missile defence shield in the Asia-Pacific region. According to Ivanov, the creation of such a system on a bloc basis 'could arouse concern among other countries, which would complicate the situation in the region.' The participants in the meeting came to the conclusion that in order to clarify the situation it would be desirable to hold consultations between representatives of the two countries' defence and foreign ministries.

Ivanov and Ishiba also exchanged opinions regarding the situation on the Korean Peninsula. They both came out against using force to resolve the problem. However, in the light of increased tension caused by North Korea's withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, both sides noted the importance of strictly following the requirements laid down by international treaties.

Ivanov was pleased to note the high level of military contacts between Russia and Japan, which have increased recently. In turn, Shigeru Ishiba called for the further development of ties between the Japanese and Russian defence ministries to follow the 'Russian-Japanese Plan of Action' signed on January 10 by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.

In accordance with this document, Russia and Japan will develop cooperation in the energy sphere - in transporting energy resources, and developing oil and gas fields in the Far East and Siberia. The plan also examines issues connected with the realisation of the Sakhalin-1 and Sakhalin-2 projects.

Russia convenes a meeting of the UN Security Council after Ukraine passed the law on the state language in Ukraine. Grigory Tarasenko, a blogger from Odessa, believes that Zelensky will suppress the resistance of the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine

Zelensky will continue extermination of Russians in Ukraine - blogger

Russia convenes a meeting of the UN Security Council after Ukraine passed the law on the state language in Ukraine. Grigory Tarasenko, a blogger from Odessa, believes that Zelensky will suppress the resistance of the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine

Zelensky will continue extermination of Russians in Ukraine - blogger

Russia convenes a meeting of the UN Security Council after Ukraine passed the law on the state language in Ukraine. Grigory Tarasenko, a blogger from Odessa, believes that Zelensky will suppress the resistance of the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine

Zelensky will continue extermination of Russians in Ukraine - blogger
Comments
Zelensky will continue extermination of Russians in Ukraine - blogger
Venezuela loses $130 billion because of US sanctions
Populism versus the Professional Politician
Populism versus the Professional Politician
Zelensky will continue extermination of Russians in Ukraine - blogger
Russia to start testing HIV vaccine in 2019
Venezuela loses $130 billion because of US sanctions
Zelensky will continue extermination of Russians in Ukraine - blogger
What the Mueller report tells us about the post-truth era
Venezuela loses $130 billion because of US sanctions
Zelensky will continue extermination of Russians in Ukraine - blogger
Populism versus the Professional Politician
Russia's Black Sea Fleet to embrace vast waters to Red Sea and Persian Gulf
Populism versus the Professional Politician
Populism versus the Professional Politician
Populism versus the Professional Politician
Russia and NATO terminate cooperation in military and civil areas completely
Declaration of Florence: For an International Front NATO Exit
Venezuela loses $130 billion because of US sanctions
What the Mueller report tells us about the post-truth era
What the Mueller report tells us about the post-truth era