Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

N. Korea Rejects Contacts with Japan

Wed 27 Mar 2024 | 08:59 AM
Israa Farhan

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un stated today, Tuesday, that North Korea will reject any contacts with Japan, after Tokyo objected to the issue of Japanese abductees and North Korea's nuclear program.

The remarks of Kim Yo-jong, deputy head of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party, came in a statement carried by the North Korean Central News Agency, a day after she said that Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida expressed willingness to hold a summit with the North Korean leader.

She pointed out that Japan lacks the courage to take the first step towards a new relationship between North Korea and Japan with the changing of history and the enhancement of regional peace and stability.

Kim added that her country's government has clearly defined Japan's position once again and that it will ignore and reject any contacts or negotiations with the Japanese side.