South Korea's top nuclear envoy says the recent warming of ties between North Korea and Japan should not hurt ongoing international efforts to denuclearize Pyongyang.
Speaking with his Japanese counterpart in Tokyo Wednesday, Hwang Joon-kook said Seoul supports Japan's efforts to resolve humanitarian issues such as the kidnapping of Japanese nationals, but emphasized that it should not hinder international efforts to resolve North Korea's nuclear and missile issues.
Hwang's comments come after North Korea agreed to reinvestigate the kidnappings in return for Japan easing some sanctions on it.
Wednesday's meeting marked the first visit by Seoul's top nuclear envoy in nearly three years as well as Hwang's first visit to Japan as a nuclear envoy.
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