PHUKET, Thailand (Kyodo) Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone met Wednesday with his Thai counterpart, Kasit Piromya, and stressed the need to steadily implement a new U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at punishing North Korea for its nuclear test in May, the Foreign Ministry said.

The two ministers also signed a bilateral treaty on prisoner transfers to allow inmates to serve out their sentences in their home countries, the ministry said.

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