Abe, Trump Agree to Seek N. Korea's Concrete Actions

Politics

Tokyo, April 28 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday agreed to request North Korea take concrete actions toward denuclearization.

They welcomed Friday's summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, calling the meeting a historic step toward the peace and stability of Northeast Asia.

In a 30-minute telephone conversation, Abe and Trump also agreed to work together to resolve the issue of North Korea's abduction of Japanese nationals decades ago.

"The important point is whether North Korea will take concrete actions," Abe told reporters after the phone talks. "I'll strive further so that good results will be produced through cooperation between Japan and the United States, and among Japan, the United States and South Korea."

Ahead of the phone talks, Trump was briefed on the inter-Korean summit by Moon.

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