Japanese Prime Minister announced his intention to meet with the leader of the DPRK

Tokyo seeks to normalize with Pyongyang by comprehensively solving common problems.

The new head of the Japanese government, Yoshihide Suga, is not opposed to meeting with the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong- without preliminary agreements. He stated this on Friday, September 25, at the general political debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly.

“As the new prime minister of , I am ready to meet with Chairman Kim Jong-un without any preconditions,” he said.

Suga added that Tokyo seeks to normalize relations with Pyongyang by comprehensively addressing common problems.

“Such problems as the abduction of Japanese citizens by North Korean intelligence, the DPRK’s nuclear missile program, and the settlement of issues of the sad past,” said the prime minister and stressed that he would not miss a single opportunity to achieve this goal.

Earlier, 314 out of 462 deputies of the key lower house of parliament voted for the candidacy of Yoshihide Sugi as the new prime minister.

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