Japan's Abe says will meet Kim without conditions

# 03 May 2019 12:58 (UTC +04:00)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without conditions to end long-running mistrust between their countries, ONA reports citing Reuters.

Abe’s remarks come days after he met U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington and thanked Trump for raising with Kim, at a February summit, the topic of Japanese people abducted by North Korea.

Resolving the issue of Japanese people abducted by North Korean agents decades ago to train the North’s spies has for years been a Japanese condition for improving diplomatic and economic ties with North Korea.

Japan is also seeking an end to North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.

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