Japan, China, S. Korea Agree to Work Closely to Denuclearize Korean Peninsula

Politics

Tokyo, May 9 (Jiji Press)--The leaders of Japan, China and South Korea agreed on Wednesday that the three countries will work together for the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

During their meeting at the State Guest House in Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and South Korean President Moon Jae-in also agreed to work closely for an early solution to the issue of Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea decades ago.

The leaders reaffirmed that Japan, China and South Korea will coordinate their policies on North Korean issues.

Abe told a joint press conference after the meeting that implementing U.N. Security Council resolutions on issues related to North Korea is the common ground of the three countries.

During the talks, Abe asked Li and Moon for cooperation to resolve the abduction issue at an early date. The Chinese and South Korean leaders showed understanding for Japan's position.

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