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UN: 'Critical' Korean situation means talks with Tokyo 'very much necessary' – Lavrov01:08

UN: 'Critical' Korean situation means talks with Tokyo 'very much necessary' – Lavrov

United Nations, New York City
September 19, 2017 at 01:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono for bilateral discussions on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York City, Monday.

Lavrov focussed on the situation on the Korean Peninsula with the DPRK repeating nuclear and ballistic testing with two missiles sent over Japanese territory into the sea in as many weeks.

"We consider constant dialogue between Russia and Japan on the issues related to security in South East Asia as very much necessary, especially, in the light of that critical situation on the Korean Peninsula today," Lavrov said.

UN: 'Critical' Korean situation means talks with Tokyo 'very much necessary' – Lavrov01:08
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono for bilateral discussions on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York City, Monday.

Lavrov focussed on the situation on the Korean Peninsula with the DPRK repeating nuclear and ballistic testing with two missiles sent over Japanese territory into the sea in as many weeks.

"We consider constant dialogue between Russia and Japan on the issues related to security in South East Asia as very much necessary, especially, in the light of that critical situation on the Korean Peninsula today," Lavrov said.

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