TOKYO, Japan – The Japanese Foreign Ministry revealed on Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a telephone conversation to discuss the denuclearization of North Korea.
“Amid preparations for the forthcoming summit meetings between the South and the North, and also between the North and the United States, the leaders of the two countries agreed on tight cooperation aimed at denuclearization of North Korea,” the Japanese Foreign Ministry said in a news release.
This comes as US President Donald Trump accepted an invitation to meet with the North Korean leader “at a place and time to be determined.”
However, a condition was then placed on March 9 for the meeting to occur. Effectively the US wants North Korea to make efforts to reduce its nuclear program before a meeting can take place.
However, on March 9 she said that a Trump-Kim meeting would not take place until Pyongyang took measures to curtail its nuclear program.
The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had “given his word” to work towards the eventual denuclearization according to South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha