News (Intermediate)

18 September 2002
Japan - North Korea Summit

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The historic Japan – North Korea summit has been a success. Mr Koizumi is the first Japanese Prime Minister to visit North Korea.

At the meeting the leaders discussed problems between the two countries. North Korea apologised for kidnapping 11 Japanese twenty years ago. North Korea also said it was willing to talk to America and that it would stop missile tests. Mr Koizumi apologised for colonising Korea from 1910 to 1945.

The leaders agreed to work on establishing ‘normal’ relations between the two countries.


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