Abe says determined to meet Kim Jong-un ‘face to face’

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City, New York, US, on Sept 24, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

UN, Sep 25, 2019, China Daily. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that he is determined to meet DPRK leader Kim Jong-un “face to face, without attaching any conditions”, reported the China Daily.

During the General Debate of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, Abe said he wants Japan to normalize relations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) through resolving their outstanding issues.

Japan attaches great importance to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Other outstanding issues include the abduction of Japanese citizens and Japan’s colonization of the peninsula in the past.

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