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Japan calls for U.N. support over N. Korea’s abduction issue

  • December 2, 2019
  • , Jiji Press , 10:14 p.m.
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Tokyo, Dec. 2 (Jiji Press)–Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Monday called for support from the United Nations to resolve the issue of North Korea’s abductions of Japanese nationals.

“It is necessary to gain understanding and cooperation from the international community including the United Nations” to settle the abduction issue, Suga told Tomas Quintana, U.N. special rapporteur on the human rights situation in North Korea, at a meeting in Tokyo.

The abduction issue should be addressed as a foremost concern at the United Nations, Quintana said.

The U.N. official also said that he hopes to gather the latest information about the issue when he meets with abduction victims’ family members on Tuesday.

Quintana expressed his eagerness to express his own concerns about the abduction issue at a meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council in March next year.

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