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Gist of talks between Abe, Moon in Vladivostok

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia — The following is the gist of a bilateral meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae In on Thursday in Vladivostok, Russia.The leaders:

 

— agree to deepen cooperation with the United States to prevent provocative acts by North Korea and to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

 

— agree to coordinate their calls on China and Russia to work toward the adoption of tougher U.N. sanctions on North Korea.

 

Moon:

 

— notes the importance of a peaceful resolution.

 

Abe:

 

— conveys Tokyo’s stance that all postwar compensation claims have been resolved and settled under a 1965 bilateral accord that led to the normalization of diplomatic ties.

 

— urges Moon to steadily uphold a 2015 deal under which the two countries agreed to “finally and irreversibly” resolve the issue concerning Korean “comfort women” forced into wartime brothels for the Japanese military.

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