March 13, 2018 / 12:46 PM / 9 months ago

Japan considers seeking summit between PM Abe and North Korea leader - source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is considering seeking a summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss Japanese citizens abducted by North Korean agents decades ago, a government source who was briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

He declined to be identified because he is not authorised to speak to the media. A spokesman for the prime minister’s office had no immediate comment.

Abe has made the abductions a keystone of his political career and has said he would not rest until all 13 of the people North Korea admitted to kidnapping have returned and divulges information about the others Japan suspects were taken to train North Korean spies.

Reporting by Nobuhiro Kubo; Writing by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Robert Birsel

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