Japan PM hails Trump-Kim agreement as ‘first step’

Tokyo (AFP) – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday welcomed a document signed by North Korea’s leader at an unprecedented summit with US President Donald Trump as a “first step” towards denuclearisation.

“Through this US-North Korea summit, Chairman Kim Jong Un’s intent for complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula was confirmed in writing. I support this as a first step to the comprehensive resolution of issues concerning North Korea,” Abe said.