Russia, Norway Defense Officials Discuss Cooperation, Situation In Syria - Ministry

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Russia, Norway Defense Officials Discuss Cooperation, Situation in Syria - Ministry

Chief of the Russian Defense Ministry's Main Directorate for Military Cooperation, Maj. Gen. Alexander Kshimovsky, held a meeting on Thursday with the head of the Norwegian Defense Ministry's Department of Security Policy, Henning Vaglum, to discuss the situation in Syria and the cooperation between the two ministries, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th March, 2019) Chief of the Russian Defense Ministry's Main Directorate for Military Cooperation, Maj. Gen. Alexander Kshimovsky, held a meeting on Thursday with the head of the Norwegian Defense Ministry's Department of Security Policy, Henning Vaglum, to discuss the situation in Syria and the cooperation between the two ministries, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The meeting was held in the Norwegian capital of Oslo.

"The agenda included issues related to the Russian and the Norwegian armed forces' activities in the northern regions; bilateral military relations, including measures to prevent incidents; and the prospects for creation of a channel for communication between the two countries' defense ministries.

Apart from that, the sides have discussed the situation in Syria," the statement read.

Kshimovsky and Vaglum have agreed to continue contacts, the ministry added.

"Agreement has been reached to continue contacts in such format to discuss pressing security matters and the military relations between Russia and Norway," the statement read.

The Russian Defense Ministry praised the talks as constructive.

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