Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's Visit to the Republic of KoreaPrime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's Visit to the Republic of Korea

February 2003

Prime Minister Koizumi visited the Republic of Korea to attend the inauguration ceremony of the President Roh Moo Hyun held on February 25, and held a summit meeting with the new president.
At the summit meeting, Prime Minister Koizumi affirmed with the new administration of the Republic of Korea further development of future-oriented relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea and exchanged 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 confirmed the importance of close coordination among Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States of America.



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