Russian and Japanese first deputy foreign ministers, Vladimir Titov and Takeo Akiba, at the consultations in Tokyo on Tuesday discussed a number of regional and global issues, including the situation on the Korean Peninsula, arms control and Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

“The sides discussed the issues of fostering bilateral relations in a broad range of areas, including the schedule of political dialogue,” the ministry said, noting that the high-ranking diplomats praised “a positive dynamics of cooperation.”

According to the ministry, the first deputy foreign ministers exchanged views on vital regional and global issues, including arms control, developments in Europe, the Asia-Pacific Region, the Middle East settlement, the situation on the Korean Peninsula and in South Asia and the inter-Ukrainian conflict.

“The consultations in this format will continue,” it said.

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