Abe enthusiastic about talks with N-Korea: Trump

ANI | Updated: Mar 11, 2018 01:30 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Mar 11 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is enthusiastic about talks between United States and North Korea, US President Donald Trump said.

After speaking with his Japanese counterpart, the US President posted on Twitter, "Spoke to Prime Minister Abe of Japan, who is very enthusiastic about talks with North Korea. Also discussing opening up Japan to much better trade with the U.S. Currently have a massive $100 Billion Trade Deficit. Not fair or sustainable. It will all work out!"

Following Trump's nod to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Abe announced that he will be visiting the US to discuss North Korea with the US President.

In a telephone call with President Trump on Friday, Abe hailed the "change" in North Korea's stance saying such a dialogue with the US will lead to the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, and that this development was "the result of Japan, the US and South Korea, together with the international community, having continued to put a high level of pressure on North Korea."

The US-North Korea politics made a breakthrough when Kim invited Trump for a meeting, and the latter duly accepted to meet by May.

A senior US official said North Korea offered to suspend their nuclear missile testing alongside their invitation for talks. The official also said there are no plans to suspend the upcoming planned military exercises with South Korea. (ANI)