Tokyo to host summit on North Korea

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abewill host a trilateral North Korea summit with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and South Korean President Moon Jae-in next week.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The three leaders will hold talks on May 9, Abe said while in Amman, Jordan.

The announcement thrusts Japan, sidelined in North Korea talks, back into the diplomatic arena. Li will be the first Chinese premier to visit Japan in eight years.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

The Tokyo gathering comes ahead of a planned summit between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.

Last week, the Korean leaders agreed to pursue a set of historic goals, including a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and an official end to the Korean War.


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