Japan and South Korea agreed on Sunday to cooperate in handling
the issue regarding North Korea's nuclear development, after the
meeting of their foreign ministers in Tokyo.
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso and his South Korean
counterpart Ban Ki-Moon, the next UN secretary general, exchanged
ideas over the resumption of six-party talks on Korean Peninsula
nuclear issue and said that they will work to have the North Korea
quit its nuclear plan, according to Kyodo News.
The two countries also said that they will cooperate on the
implementation of the UN Security Council resolution over North
Ban, who is on a two-day visit to Japan, is expected to meet
with Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe on Monday.
The UN Security Council adopted a resolution in mid-October on
the nuclear test conducted by North Korea. On Wednesday, North
Korea said that it decided to return to the six-party talks "on the
premise that the issue of lifting financial sanctions will be
discussed and settled between the North Korea and the US within the
framework of the six-party talks."
The six-party talks on the Korean Peninsular nuclear issue,
which involves North Korea, China, Japan, Russia, South Korea and
the United States, were last held in November, 2005.
(Xinhua News Agency November 6, 2006)