Japan and the United States agreed Wednesday to continue to work closely together to deal with North Korea’s alleged illegal financial activities, Foreign Ministry officials said Wednesday.

The agreement came during a 45-minute meeting between Akitaka Saiki, a ministry official who has handled relations with North Korea and is now a minister at the Japanese Embassy in the United States, and Daniel Glaser, deputy assistant secretary for terrorist financing and financial crimes at the U.S. Treasury Department.

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