Suga, Pompeo Agree on Close Cooperation over N. Korea

Politics

Washington, May 9 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga agreed with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday that the two countries will work closely to analyze and take responses to projectile launches by North Korea.

The chief cabinet secretary, now visiting the United States, also confirmed the policy in a separate meeting with Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.

Furthermore, Suga and the senior U.S. government officials affirmed the need to fully implement U.N. Security Council sanctions resolutions against North Korea.

They also agreed to work together toward achieving an early resolution to the issue of abductions of Japanese nationals by North Korea.

In his meeting with Pompeo, Suga explained Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's determination to resolve the abduction issue through a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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