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Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov agreed Monday to continue constructive dialogue on the long-standing territorial dispute, Lavrov said after they met in Moscow.

The two ministers, while admitting that their countries have differing stances on the dispute over Russian-held islands off Hokkaido, said during a joint news conference they agreed to continue to cooperate closely on the matter, but Lavrov stopped short of referring to an approach that would lead to a breakthrough.

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