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CCS Suga comments on Russian-North Korean summit

NHK reported that Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga commented at a regular press briefing this morning on the summit between Russian President Putin and DPRK leader Kim Jong Un in Vladivostok on Thursday, during which the two leaders agreed to strengthen cooperation between their nations on denuclearization and other issues. Suga was quoted as saying that ensuring peace and security on the Korean Peninsula is an issue that should be discussed by Japan and other relevant countries, and that Japan is collecting and analyzing information about the summit with great concern. Suga reportedly added that Japan will continue to coordinate closely with the United States and South Korea and also cooperate with the rest of the international community, including Russia and China, on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

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