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South Korean President Lee Myung Bak plans to raise the issue of compensation for the Korean females who were forced into sexual slavery for Imperial Japanese forces during the war at his summit with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda this weekend, a senior Korean diplomat was quoted as saying Thursday by Yonhap news agency.

“The issue of ‘comfort women’ is an urgent matter at home and the victims ask (President Lee) to raise it during the summit,” the foreign ministry official said on condition of anonymity, the report said. “Given the national consensus, our stance is to deal with the issue of comfort women at the summit.”

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