MOSCOW, December 15. /TASS/. The Russian and North Korean governments will sign an agreement on the prevention of military activities. The draft agreement has been approved by the Russian government, says a resolution signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The text of the document was published on the official website of legal information on Monday.
The prime minister instructed the Defense Ministry to conduct negotiations with the North Korean side and sign the agreement on behalf of the Russian government.
The resolution says that the sides “confirm the commitment to improve the bilateral relations and are convinced of the need to prevent dangerous military activities, to quickly settle by peaceful means any incidents between the armed forces of the states of the sides.”
According to the draft agreement, the sides intend “to display high caution and reasonableness in the activities conducted near the territory or stationing of the armed forces of the state of the other side.”
Each side shall take the necessary measures for “the prevention of entry of equipment and personnel into the territory of the other state due to force majeure circumstances or as a result of unintentional actions.” The sides also shall prevent “the use of laser radiation to the detriment of the other side, as well as the creation of obstacles to ensuring national security of the other state.” “The sides shall take all the possible measures to promptly stop and settle by peaceful means any incidents that may happen due to dangerous military activities,” says the draft agreement.