2021.05.05 20:06Nation

日米韓、北朝鮮非核化へ連携確認 1年3カ月ぶり外相会談


2021.05.05 20:06Nation

Japan, U.S., S. Korea to Work for Denuclearization of N. Korea

The foreign ministers from Japan, the United States and South Korea agreed Wednesday on the three nations' close cooperation for the complete denuclearization of North Korea.
   At the meeting held in London, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi asked U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong for their countries' cooperation to resolve early the issue of Japanese nationals abducted to North Korea decades ago.
   The trilateral meeting came after U.S. President Joe Biden said in a recent congressional address that North Korea's nuclear program is a "serious threat" to the security of the United States and the entire world.
   Late last month, the Biden administration finished a review of the U.S. policy on North Korea and announced that Washington will take a calibrated, practical approach toward the reclusive country.
   At the London meeting, Blinken explained details of the new policy to Motegi and Chung. This was the first foreign ministers' meeting among Japan, the United States and South Korea since February 2020.