Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi, meeting Sunday with U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan in Tokyo, called for active engagement on the part of the United Nations in Iraq’s reconstruction, Japanese officials said.

Annan, who arrived Saturday for a five-day visit, expressed support for the government’s efforts to resolve the issue of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea.

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