Japan's new prime minister says he's ready to meet with Kim Jong Un

New York - Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga stated before the UN General Assembly that he wants to meet with North Korea's ruler Kim Jong Un and that Japan seeks to normalize relations between the countries.

"I am ready to meet with Kim Jong Un without conditions," Suga said via pre-recorded video message during the UN general debate on Friday in New York.
"Establishing a constructive relationship between Japan and North Korea will not only serve the interests of both sides but will also greatly contribute to regional peace and stability," Suga said.
The Prime Minister also stressed that his country is working on organizing the 2021 Olympic Games, which he said will be "safe and secure" and "proof that humanity has defeated the pandemic.
The 71-year-old Suga succeeded Shinzo Abe as Japanese Prime Minister nearly two weeks ago.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 75th general debate of the UN General Assembly this year will largely be conducted online until Tuesday.
The representatives of all 193 member states - including well over 150 heads of state and government - have been addressing the general assembly via pre-recorded video messages.


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