Currency converter
All news
News Search Topics
Use filter
You can filter your feed,
by choosing only interesting

Japan intends to conduct dialogue with Russia on Syria at various levels — government

October 01, 2015, 8:38 UTC+3 TOKYO

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga declined to comment on the beginning of the Russian Aerospace Forces operation in Syria

1 pages in this article

TOKYO, October 1. /TASS/. The Japanese government intends to maintain dialogue with Russia on the Syrian problems "at various levels," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Thursday, answering to reporters’ questions concerning the Russian air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria.

"We want to continue close cooperation with the international community, above all, with the United States for the speedy improvement of the situation in Syria," Yoshihide Suga noted. "Also, we would like to exchange views on the issue with the Russian side at various levels." He declined though to comment on the beginning of the Russian Aerospace Forces operation in Syria. "Since we do not have detained information on this issue, I would like to leave it without comment," he said.

On Wednesday, the upper house of the Russian parliament unanimously gave the president approval to use the Russian Armed Forces abroad. Kremlin chief of staff Sergey Ivanov noted "it was solely the operation of the Russian Air Force" against Islamic State in Syria at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Show more
In other media
Partner News