G-7 Foreign Ministers Confirm Cooperation over N. Korea


Dinard, France, April 6 (Jiji Press)--Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven major economies on Saturday agreed to maintain cooperation toward the denuclearization of North Korea.

"We remain committed to the goal of achieving complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement" of all of North Korea's weapons of mass destruction, the ministers said in a joint statement adopted at a two-day meeting from Friday.

The G-7 members confirmed their commitment to achieving North Korea's full denuclearization, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono told reporters after the meeting.

Japan asked the other G-7 members to cooperate to resolve immediately the issue of Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea, Kono also said.

The meeting in Dinard, northwestern France, brought together officials of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States plus the European Union.

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