Russia will raise the issue of US missile defense in consultations with Japan

© AFP 2018 / Daniel MihailescuАмериканская ground-based missile defense system Aegis Ashore. Archival photoRussia will raise the issue of US missile defense in consultations with Japan© 2018 AFP / Daniel Mihailescu

Russia will raise at the meeting of foreign Ministers and defense ministries of Russia and Japan in Moscow on the deployment in the Asia-Pacific component of the global U.S. missile defence system, the report said the Russian foreign Ministry.

The meeting will be held in Moscow on July 31.

«A format «two plus two» – a platform for substantive exchange of views on current global and regional issues, including their political and military aspects. We intend to discuss confidence-building measures in the field of security, to present the partners our assessment associated with deployment in Asia Pacific component of the global U.S. missile defence system, to raise issues of non-proliferation and disarmament, the fight against new challenges and threats, the situation in the middle East and the Asia-Pacific region», — is spoken in the comment of the Russian foreign Ministry ahead of the meeting in a format «2+2».

In addition, during negotiations of the foreign Ministers on July 31 will be considered further schedule of political dialogue, prospects of development of trade-economic and other cooperation, the project «cross» years of Russia in Japan and of Japan in Russia, as well as cooperation in the international arena.

The Ministry noted that on the sidelines of the consultations, which was first held in Moscow (the previous rounds took Tokyo) there is a separate conversation, foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and defense Minister Sergei Shoigu with their Japanese counterparts.

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