• Kyodo


Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi told South Korean leaders Saturday that Japan will continue to cooperate, both bilaterally and with the United States, with efforts to get North Korea to engage with the international community, a Japanese official said.

The two sides agreed to seek dialogue with North Korea during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum’s foreign ministerial talks, scheduled to be held late this month in Brunei. North Korean Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun may attend the meeting.

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