May 24, 2024

Biden backs Japan’s push for summit with North Korea in talks with Kishida

US and Japanese leaders also unveiled plans to bolster joint deterrence, while hailing trilateral cooperation with Seoul

The leaders of the U.S. and Japan reaffirmed their commitment to resuming diplomatic outreach to the DPRK on Wednesday despite its recent rejection of a summit with Tokyo, while pledging to simultaneously strengthen security cooperation against Pyongyang’s threats.

After wide-ranging talks in Washington, U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida emphasized the importance of Tokyo’s push for a summit with Kim Jong Un, the White House reported in a readout of their press conference.

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