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Japan will make efforts for success of U.S.-North Korea summit: Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Saturday that Japan will make efforts to contribute to the success of the unprecedented U.S.-North Korea summit, which President Donald Trump reinstated the previous day.

Japan “is determined to make utmost efforts so that it will be a historic summit that will move forward the nuclear, missile and abduction issues,” Abe said in a speech in the western Japan prefecture of Shiga, referring to the North’s past kidnap of Japanese nationals.

On Friday, Trump said his plan to meet North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore had been revived after meeting with a North Korean envoy in the White House.

Abe will hold talks with Trump at the White House on June 7 before traveling to Canada for the Group of Seven summit on June 8 and 9.

All – Kyodo News+

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