Russian Foreign Ministry reports consultations with Japanese diplomats at level of deputy ministers

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov has met with colleagues from the Japanese Foreign Ministry to discuss the nuclear problem of the Korean Peninsula and the situation in the Asia Pacific region, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a report published on its website on Sept. 26.

While visiting Tokyo to attend consultations between secretaries of the Russian and Japanese security councils, Morgulov met with Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama and head of the Japanese delegation to the six-nation negotiations on the nuclear problem of the Korean Peninsula Junichi Ihara, the report said.

"The sides exchanged opinions on topical issues of the bilateral agenda, the search for ways to resolve the nuclear problem of the Korean Peninsula, and the situation in the Asia Pacific region," the ministry said.

The meetings were held on Sept. 24-25, the ministry said.

Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said earlier that Russian President Vladimir Putin was planned to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York City on Sept. 28.


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