N. Korea's Kim Ready for Dialogue with Japan

Politics

Tokyo, April 29 (Jiji Press)--North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signaled his country's readiness to hold dialogue with Japan during Friday's inter-Korean summit, it was learned Sunday.

During the meeting with Kim, South Korean President Moon Jae-in brought up the issue of North Korea's abduction of Japanese citizens, according to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Abe and Moon had telephone talks on Sunday in which the South Korean president explained the results of the historic meeting with Kim.

In their conversation, which lasted about 40 minutes, Abe and Moon also agreed that they will urge North Korea to take concrete actions toward complete denuclearization.

According to officials at the South Korean presidential office, Moon told Kim that Abe is ready to have dialogue with North Korea in order to normalize Tokyo's relations with Pyongyang by reaching a settlement over their past.

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