Moon, Abe agree to co-operate on North Korea

Source: Washington Post

“Japanese officials have described the first telephone call between new South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe as ‘positive and meaningful,’ with the two agreeing to cooperate closely to deal with North Korea. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday that the two leaders talked for 25 minutes and did not go into details of the outstanding issues, and agreed to meet as soon as possible for further talks. Suga refused to confirm whether Moon told Abe that south Korea’s public has difficulty accepting a 2015 agreement and Japan’s compensation over the wartime sexual abuse of South Korean ‘comfort women’ by the Japanese military.” (05/11/17)