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Trump-Kim Summit

Trump promises Abe he'll raise abduction issue with Kim

US leader to visit Japan after imperial succession in May

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe firmed up plans for a state visit by U.S. President Donald Trump to Japan starting May 26. (Photos by Uichiro Kasai, left, and Akira Kodaka)

TOKYO -- U.S. President Donald Trump told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Wednesday he will raise the issue of North Korean abductions of Japanese citizens again in his meeting next week with Northern leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump said he understands the importance Abe places on the issue and that he will make it a priority at the two-day meeting starting next Wednesday in Hanoi, the prime minister told reporters here after the phone call. In their half-hour conversation, the two also agreed to speak again after the summit to discuss the results.

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