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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that security issues in the Asia-Pacific region should be resolved on a non-bloc basis, on a universal basis, when all regional countries feel that there are agreements reliably ensuring equal and undivided security for each of them.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday the Russian side saw no expediency in establishment of military blocks in the Asia-Pacific region.

    "As regards military alliances, military blocs, our principled position is that security issues in the Asia-Pacific region should be resolved on a non-bloc basis, on a universal basis, when all regional countries feel that there are agreements reliably ensuring equal and undivided security for each of them," Lavrov said at a news conference with his Philippine counterpart Perfecto Yasay, Jr.

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