Abe, Trump agree on close coordination over N. Korea issues

Abe, Trump agree on close coordination over N. Korea issues

U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed that the two nations and South Korea must maintain unity in dealing with North Korea launching ballistic missiles.

The two spoke by phone for about 45 minutes, exchanging views on Kim Jong Un’s regime and Syria, Bloomberg reported citing Japan’s national broadcaster NHK. Abe said he’s watching closely how China will react to the North Korea issue, according to NHK, after Trump held his first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida.

“We completely agreed that it’s very important for Japan and U.S. to cooperate and work together closely and the unity among Japan, U.S. and South Korea is important,” Abe told reporters, according to NHK.

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