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Japan, S. Korea confirm coop. on North

TOKYO, June 21 (KUNA) -- Japan's new Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa and her South Korean counterpart Cho Tae-yul on Friday reaffirmed working closely together; and trilaterally with the US, on dealing with North Korea, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said.
During their 20-minute telephone talks, Kamikawa and Cho shared the view on the current situation in North Korea, including the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, the ministry said in a press release. Cho explained South Korea's position, and Kamikawa stressed that Japan is seriously concerned about the outcome of the Russia-North Korea summit in terms of its impact on the regional security surrounding Japan, according to the ministry.
The top diplomats' talks came as Kim and Putin signed the "comprehensive strategic partnership" treaty after their summit in Pyongyang, which included military assistance by all means if either is attacked. (end) mk.hb