12 Feb '18, 3pm

Don’t be blinded by North Korea’s 'charm offensive': Japan's Foreign Minister https://t.co/lmIWQ44eJj

SINGAPORE: Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono has called on the international community not to be blinded by North Korea’s ongoing “charm offensive”. This comes just days after South Korean President Moon Jae-in was invited by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to a summit in Pyongyang. The invitation was conveyed by Kim’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, who is in South Korea for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang - the landmark visit leading to an easing of tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Mr Kono’s comments follow a three-day visit to Singapore and Brunei - the first by a Japanese foreign minister in five years. On Monday (Feb 12), Mr Kono met his Singapore counterpart Dr Vivian Balakrishnan over breakfast, where both leaders agreed to maximise pressure on North Korea by fully implementing United Nations Security Council resolutions. They were also of the view that the international...

Full article: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/don-t-be-b...

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