Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday he may meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un if it could help resolve the longstanding issue of Pyongyang's kidnapping of Japanese citizens.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (R) inspects a newly built branch of the State Academy of Sciences in suburban Pyongyang, in a photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 6, 2013. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday he may meet Kim if it could help resolve the issue of Pyongyang's kidnapping of Japanese citizens.
"If a summit meeting is deemed as an important means in considering ways to resolve the abduction issue, we must take it into consideration as a matter of course in negotiating with them," Abe told a parliamentary committee.
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