TOKYO, June 14. /TASS/. The government of Japan considers the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, Russia’s Far East, as the main venue for the meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un this year, the Kyodo agency reported referring to sources in the Japanese government.
The Japanese prime minister regularly visits the EEF, and this year his visit to Vladivostok is expected to be held on schedule. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov earlier said that the North Korean leader was invited to visit Russia, and the EEF venue was suggested as an option. Still, Peskov said, there are no details of Kim Jong-un’s possible visit to Russia.
Earlier, Kyodo reported that Kim Jong-un announced during his meeting with US President Donald Trump in Singapore on June 12 that he may hold bilateral talks with Abe.
Japan expects to achieve progress in solving the problems of the Japanese citizens abducted by the North Korean intelligence at the meeting between Abe and Kim Jong-un.