October 23, 2017 / 5:28 AM / 9 months ago

Japan PM Abe says to discuss North Korea 'thoroughly' with Trump

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he would discuss North Korea “thoroughly” with U.S. President Donald Trump when he visits next month, and reaffirm the two countries’ commitment to working together in dealing with the country.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters after having a telephone call with U.S. President Donald Trump at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo on August 15, 2017. Kyodo/via REUTERS/Files

Abe was speaking at a news conference after his ruling coalition scored a landslide victory in the lower house election on Sunday. [nL4N1MX00Q]

Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim

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