INTERVIEW: Suga Vows Not to Miss Chance at Holding Japan-N. Korea Summit

Politics

Tokyo, Oct. 26 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has expressed his determination not to miss a single chance to hold a Japan-North Korea summit.

During an interview with Jiji Press and other media organizations on Thursday, Suga said that the government "will not miss any opportunities" for talks between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"As the minister in charge, I will face the abduction issue with an intention to resolve it as soon as possible through cooperation (with related parties) under the leadership of the prime minister," said Suga,

who took the concurrent post of minister in charge of the abduction issue in a cabinet reshuffle in early October.

He denied a news report saying that the government is calling on the North Korean side to allow it to establish a liaison office in Pyongyang, capital of the reclusive state.

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