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Senior Japan, ROK diplomats hold teleconference on North-South dialogue

Director General Kenji Kanasugi of the Foreign Ministry’s Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau spoke on the phone with  Le Do-hoon, South Korea’s special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, on Jan. 4. The officials confirmed close Japan-ROK and Japan-U.S.-ROK cooperation in the North Korea issues.


The teleconference was held at the ROK’s request. Kanasugi received a detailed briefing on the high-level talks between North and South Korea proposed by the ROK in light of Workers’ Party of Korea Chairman Kim Jong Un’s indication of North Korea’s desire to participate in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

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