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Japan-South Korea summit promises push to 'resolve' wartime issues

North Korean threat brings Kishida and Yoon closer but hurdles remain

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, left, and South Korea's President Yoon Suk-yeol walk to the stage for group photo during the ASEAN meetings in Phnom Penh.   © AP

PHNOM PENH -- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol on Sunday held the first official summit between the two countries in nearly three years, in the wake of North Korea's recent spate of missile tests.

In a meeting that lasted around 45 minutes, at the tail end of three days of international summitry in the Cambodian capital, Kishida and Yoon reaffirmed that they would keep working closely to address the threat from Pyongyang's weapons.

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