Mongolia pledges cooperation in resolving North Korean abduction issue

September 25 01:29 2014 Print This Article

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj agreed on Tuesday to continue working together in the hopes of resolving the abductees issue with North Korea.

In a meeting at the U.N. headquarters in New York, Elbegdorj expressed his country’s intention to continue cooperation by providing a venue for bilateral talks between Japan and North Korea.

Mongolia has fairly good relations with Pyongyang.

Abe replied that he appreciates Mongolia’s understanding and cooperation.

The two leaders also agreed to ensure that Japan and Mongolia bring a bilateral economic partnership into effect. The basic agreement was reached in July.

Elbegdorj also briefed Abe on the results of a recent three-way summit in Tajikistan with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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