Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to Visit the Republic of Korea

February 18, 2003

  1. If approved by the Diet, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi will visit the Republic of Korea to attend the inauguration of the President Roh Moo Hyun, to be held on February 25, and hold a summit meeting with the new president.

  2. At the summit meeting, Prime Minister Koizumi will affirm with the new ROK administration further development of future-oriented relations between Japan and the ROK, and exchange frank opinions on measures regarding North Korea, based on the recent situation including the issues of nuclear development of North Korea and the abduction issues, and confirm the importance of close coordination among Japan, the ROK and the United States.

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