Suga, Pence Vow Cooperation over N. Korea Missiles

Politics

Washington, May 10 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence Friday agreed that the two countries will cooperate at every level in responding to North Korea's firing of short-range ballistic missiles.

In their meeting in Washington, Suga asked for U.S. cooperation for an early resolution of the issue of North Korea's abductions of Japanese citizens.

Suga and Pence agreed on the importance of fully implementing U.N. Security Council sanctions resolutions on North Korea.

The two officials confirmed their countries' commitment to steadily implementing the U.S. military realignment in Japan to ease Okinawa Prefecture's burden of hosting U.S. bases while maintaining deterrence.

They exchanged views on the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps' Futenma air station in Okinawa's Ginowan to the Henoko district in the prefecture's Nago.

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