May 10, 2018 / 5:02 PM / 9 months ago

Trump, Abe discuss North Korean issues, including alliance with South Korea - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed North Korea on Wednesday, including Trump’s upcoming meeting with Pyongyang’s Kim Jong Un, the White House said in a statement released on Thursday.

They also said they remained committed to cooperating with South Korea and “affirmed the shared goal of North Korea abandoning its illicit weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs,” the statement said.

Reporting by Susan Heavey and Tim Ahmann

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