Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he had won the backing of US President Donald Trump for a proposed meeting with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un.
“I feel I have to meet face-to-face with Chairman Kim without attaching any preconditions and exchange frank views with him,” Abe told a joint news conference with Trump following their summit in Tokyo.
“President Trump… said he will give full support needed for that,” the premier said.
Abe has said that a face-to-face meeting with Kim is the only way to solve the emotional issue of Japanese people who Tokyo believes were abducted by Pyongyang, but Kim has so far shown little interest in a summit.
Japan suspects dozens of people who are still missing were abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s and…