Wang Yi | Japan, China, South Korea to urge North Korea to stop provocation
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (C) reads a statement after a trilateral meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se in Tokyo, Japan, August 24, 2016.   REUTERS/Katsumi Kasahara/Pool
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (C) reads a statement after a trilateral meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se in Tokyo, Japan, August 24, 2016. REUTERS/Katsumi Kasahara/Pool

Japan, China, South Korea to urge North Korea to stop provocation

August 24, 2016 4:00 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From Reuters)

Japan, China and South Korea agreed to urge North Korea to refrain from provocation and follow U.N. Security Council resolutions, after its latest missile launch toward Japan early on Wednesday.

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida reads a statement after a trilateral meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se in Tokyo
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (C) reads a statement after a trilateral meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se in Tokyo, Japan, August 24, 2016. REUTERS/Katsumi Kasahara/Pool

Foreign ministers from the three Asian neighbours also sought to soothe their often-testy relations, and have reached an understanding on a trilateral summit meeting in Japan this year, a Japanese official said.

“We have confirmed that we will urge North Korea to exercise self-restraint regarding its provocative action, and to observe the U.N. Security Council’s resolutions,” Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told a news conference after hosting the meeting with his Chinese and South Korean counterparts.

A North Korean submarine fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday that flew about 500 km (300 miles) towards Japan, a show of improving technological capability for the isolated country that has conducted a nuclear test and as series of missile launches this year in defiance of UN sanctions. Read More

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