September 11, 2018 09:57
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday said now is the time for him to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. He was speaking to South Korean National Intelligence Service chief Suh Hoon, who was in Tokyo to brief Abe on his latest trip to Pyongyang.
Abe's national security adviser Shotaro Yachi, who keeps in close contact with White House National Security Adviser John Bolton, was also on hand at their meeting.
Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said in a press release, "In a 40-minute meeting with Suh, Abe showed interest in ways to implement Pyongyang's promises for denuclearization, which Kim Jong-un has reaffirmed, and prospects for the upcoming Moon-Kim summit."
"Abe expressed willingness to meet Kim Jong-un to resolve issues at a time when the leaders of the two Koreas and of the U.S. and the North are communicating with each other," he added.
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