The US and Japan discussed the denuclearization of the DPRK

© AP Photo / Mark J. TerrillГоссекретарь USA Mike Pompeo. Archival photoThe US and Japan discussed the denuclearization of the DPRK© AP Photo / Mark J. Terrill

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, who is on a visit to Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to a consensus about the need for close collaboration to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea, said the Agency Kyodo.

«To solve the problem forcibly held in North Korea of Japanese nationals, nuclear issues and missile programs need to come to a common understanding. To realize denuclearization, there should be close cooperation», — quotes Agency the words of Pompeo.

The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, in turn, appreciated the fact that Pompeo arrived in Tokyo on the eve of his visit to the DPRK.

«I really appreciate that you came to Japan just prior to the visit to North Korea. On issues held in North Korea of Japanese citizens, missile and nuclear issue, I would like close ties,» he said.

Mike Pompeo visited Tokyo on the eve of his visit to Pyongyang. It was expected that he will tell Japanese Prime Minister about the details of the upcoming talks. The parties were to discuss issues related to the process of denuclearization of the DPRK. On Saturday appointed and Pompeo talks with his Japanese counterpart foreign Minister Taro Kono.

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