TOKYO, December 11. /TASS/. Chief of Russia’s General Staff, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, will discuss global and regional security issues with Chief of the Joint Staff of the Japanese Self-Defense Force, Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, during his working visit to Tokyo, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.
"Chief of the Russian Armed Forces’ General Staff, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, has arrived in Tokyo for a working visit to meet with Chief of the Joint Staff of the Japanese Self-Defense Force, Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano. The pressing global and regional security issues will be discussed at the talks," the ministry said.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, positive trends in Russia’s interaction with Japan have been outlined after meetings between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. This year, the two countries have resumed the "2+2" dialogue between the top diplomats and defense ministers after a long break. Today’s consultations will be a follow-up of this dialogue.