US, South Korea, Japan vow to work on North Korean denuclearisation

14 Jun, 2018 8:34 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – The top diplomats from the United States, South Korea, and Japan promised on Thursday to work together to ensure North Korea gives up its nuclear weapons programme after US President Donald Trump’s summit with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono met in Seoul two days after Trump and Kim signed a statement agreeing to pursue the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

Pompeo insisted that Pyongyang was committed to giving up its nuclear arsenal but said it would “be a process, not an easy one”.

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