North Korea and Japan agree to resume gov’t talks

North Korea and Japan agree to resume gov’t talks


North Korea and Japan have agreed to resume
stalled government talks. The decision came Thursday after a two-day
informal meeting between Red Cross and government officials from both countries.
Speaking at a press conference, an official from Japan’s foreign ministry… said the
two governments had come to an agreement on holding formal bilateral meetings, but not
much else. The talks will likely center on repatriating
the remains of Japanese nationals who died in North Korea during World War Two.
They’ll be the first government-level discussions between North Korea and Japan since 2012,
when talks were scrapped after Pyongyang launched a long-range rocket.

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