The Japanese government responded that "Kim Jong-un will meet Putin": both worry and concern

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Source: Global Network

According to a report by Yonhap News Agency on the 12th, the Japanese government said on the same day that it was "worried and concerned" about the news that Kim Jong-un, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Council, will hold talks with Russian President Putin. Hirokazu Matsuno, Chief Cabinet Secretary of the Japanese government, said at a press conference on the morning of the 12th, "We are more concerned about the situation in North Korea than usual, and are currently making every effort to analyze and collect information, and hope to maintain close cooperation with South Korea, the United States and the international community." ”

Hirokazu Matsuno, Chief Cabinet Secretary of the Japanese government, responded

According to the report, Matsuno Hirokazu said at a news conference that Japan is paying attention to the movements of North Korea and Russia. In addition, Matsuno added that regarding the details and results of the DPRK-Russia summit meeting, now is not the time for the Japanese government to take a position on this issue, and "[Japan] cannot answer with prejudgment about future countermeasures." ”

According to Reuters on the 12th, citing Japanese media sources, a Russian official source said that North Korean State Chairman Kim Jong-un took a special train to the Hassan station in the Primorsky Krai of Russia. RIA News reported on the same day that Russian Presidential Press Secretary and Croatian Palace spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russian President Putin will hold talks with visiting North Korean State Council Chairman Kim Jong-un, when the two sides will exchange views on regional situations and other topics. Peskov also said that Russia and North Korea are cooperating in "sensitive" areas, but cannot talk openly about cooperation in these areas.