Pompeo Promises to Raise Abduction Issue in Talks with Kim

Politics

Tokyo, Oct. 6 (Jiji Press)--U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised Saturday to raise the issue of Pyongyang's abductions of Japanese nationals during his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"We will bring up the issue of the abductees as well," Pompeo said to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when they met at the prime minister's office in Tokyo to discuss responses to North Korea's nuclear, missile and abduction issues.

Abe and Pompeo agreed that Japan and the United States will continue to work together to resolve the abduction issue.

The secretary stopped by Japan before flying to North Korea on Sunday to make final arrangements with Kim for a second summit between the North Korean leader and U.S. President Donald Trump following one in Singapore in June.

Abe and Pompeo agreed that it is important to fully implement sanctions against North Korea in line with related U.N. Security Council resolutions.

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