#AceWorldNews – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he hopes formal talks with North Korea can be resumed as soon as possible, Reuters reports.
Abe said that talks between Japanese and North American affiliates from the Red Cross regarding the return from North Korea of the remains of Japanese, who died in WWII, was an important step in mending relations.
Formal talks between Tokyo and Pyongyang have been suspended since a December 2012 North Korea rocket launch, which it claims was done to put a weather satellite into orbit.
Related News – March 17 – 09.33 GMT – Extract – Negotiations were frozen between the two governments in December 2012 after Pyongyang conducted a test-launch of a long-range missile. http://wp.me/p165ui-4lK