Japan Envoy to Visit US for Talks on N. Korea

Washington, June 09 (QNA) – A Japanese envoy expects to travel to Washington on Tuesday to hold talks with the US side on North Korea, according to (Japan Today).

Japan’s Director General for Asian Affairs Junichi Ihara will meet Tuesday with US envoy on North Korea Glyn Davies.

The meeting follows Ihara’s recent talks with North Korea about Japanese citizens abducted by the North in the 1970s and 1980s. The North agreed to open a new investigation into the abductions, and once it begins, Japan says it will consider humanitarian aid for North Korea and lifting some sanctions.

It was the biggest step forward in years to thaw frozen relations between Tokyo and Pyongyang. (QNA)

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