South Korean President Moon Jae-in says that North Korea supports denuclearization in principle, but the actual steps to achieve it will be difficult.
Moon met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday shortly after a three-way meeting in Tokyo with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
A Japanese official says Moon and Abe agreed to work together to figure out the necessary steps for North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.
1 p.m....China, Japan and South Korea have agreed to work together to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and on a three-way and regional free trade agreements.The agreements came Wednesday at a meeting in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.It was the first such trilateral summit since November 2015.Abe reiterated Japan’s position that it would normalize ties with North Korea only if the latter took concrete steps toward abandoning its nuclear and missile programs and resolved the issue of Japanese abducted by North Korean agents.A Japanese official said the leaders agreed to work toward both a free trade pact among themselves and the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership with Southeast Asian nations.___10:45 a.m.China, South Korea and Japan have begun their first trilateral summit in more than two years.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe opened the summit Wednesday in Tokyo with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.They are expected to take up the recent flurry of developments on the Korean peninsula. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met Moon on April 27 and Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier this week.Abe said he hopes North Korea will give up its nuclear weapons in a complete and irreversible way.Li said China is willing to work with Japan and South Korea to maintain regional stability.The three-way summit is supposed to happen annually, but hasn’t been