13 Mar '18, 12pm

#Japan considering summit between Abe and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

TOKYO - The Japanese government plans to explore the possibility of a summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as it considers new ways to deal with the North, reported Kyodo news agency on Tuesday (March 13), citing government sources. This came after Abe and other officials were briefed by South Korean National Intelligence Service chief Suh Hoon. Suh is one of the South Korean envoys who met Kim in breakthrough talks held in Pyongyang last week. Kim agreed during last week's talks to hold a summit meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae In in late April in the border truce village of Panmunjom. Suh and Chung Eui Yong, top security adviser for Moon, brought Kim's message to Washington where the special envoys met with US President Donald Trump. Trump accepted Kim's willingness to hold a North Korea-US summit, saying he would meet ...

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