Russia plans to conduct joint anti-piracy exercises with Japan

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy can visit Japan, in addition, joint anti-piracy exercises are planned for December, said Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Yuri Ushakov.

“Military-style cooperation is developing. The chief of the General Staff of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces in Japan visited Russia in May. A trip to Japan by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy is being prepared. Joint anti-piracy exercises in the Gulf of Aden are planned for December, the first time they took place in November 2018,” said Ushakov reporters on the eve of a bilateral meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the WEF.


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