Abe: Trump To Meet Abductees' Families

Abe: Trump to meet abductees' families

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says US President Donald Trump will again meet the families of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea when he visits Japan this month.

Abe revealed this at a liaison meeting of the government and governing parties at the Prime Minister's Office on Tuesday.

Trump is to make a four-day state visit to Japan from May 25.

He met the families when he visited Japan in November 2017.

Abe said Japan and the United States will resolve the abduction issue.

He added that he and Trump will discuss North Korea and other issues facing the international community, the Japanese and US economies, and cooperation for the G20 summit in Osaka next month.

Abe also said North Korea's short-range ballistic missile firing on Thursday violated UN Security Council resolutions. He said it's extremely regrettable and that Japan will work with the US and other countries to further step up implementation of such resolutions.