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    Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said that Russia expects to sign bilateral agreements preventing dangerous military activity near each other's borders with Japan and North Korea.

    SINGAPORE (Sputnik) — Russia hopes to clinch a deal with Japan and North Korea prohibiting dangerous military activity near mutual borders, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said on Saturday.

    The deputy minister made the announcement at the Shangri-La Dialogue high-level security summit organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Singapore.

    "Bilateral agreements preventing dangerous military activity near each other's borders makes a significant contribution to building confidence. We expect to sign similar agreements with Japan and North Korea," Antonov said.

    The defense official said Russia has similar agreements in place with the United States, Canada, China and South Korea.


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