Abe has said he will visit the United States early next month to hold talks with Trump to coordinate their policies on North Korea ahead of what would be the first-ever meeting between a sitting USA president and a North Korean leader. "I would say remain patient, and we'll see what happens", he said.
"It is up to the parties involved to decide if, when and where the talks will be held", the ministry said in a statement.
Trump does not care if North Korea's president feels good about some political maneuver.
But he says that doesn't mean China won't have a role in the broader process.
In Geneva, the United Nations investigator on North Korea told the world body's Human Rights Council that any progress in the nuclear and security dialogue must be accompanied by talks on human rights violations, including political prison camps.
The U.S. and many other nations are pushing for North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
Signing a peace treaty would require addressing issues regarding the US military's presence in South Korea and its transfer of wartime operational control to South Korea and United Nations forces there, Koh said.
North Korea admitted in 2002 it had kidnapped 13 Japanese in the 1970s and 1980s to train spies, and five of them returned to Japan.
Cheong Seong-chang is an expert on North Korea at the Sejong Institute in South Korea. "North Korea made several promises".
But the uncertainty still lingers over plans for the first-ever meeting of a serving USA president and a North Korean leader. Also discussing opening up Japan to much better trade with the U.S. now have a massive $100 Billion Trade Deficit. China does not want North Korea to acquire nuclear weapons, but it also does not want the regime to change.
But Pence called Kim's offers to cease missile and nuclear testing while not objecting to U.S. "I don't think it's that unusual" that we haven't heard from the North Koreans yet. -South Korean military exercises during that time. The worldwide community accused the North of using money from the complex for its weapons programs.
For the United States, the coming talks may finally end the threat of a nuclear attack on USA soil.
According to the Blue House, Chung and Suh first held separate one-on-one meetings with U.S. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel, respectively, for half an hour starting at 3 p.m., eastern time. George Grow was the editor. Write to us in the Comments section, and visit our Facebook page.