DPRK, Japan to hold talks in Mongolia

The governments of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Japan will hold talks in Mongolia next week on improving ties, official media said Friday.

According to the official KCNA news agency, the talks, scheduled for next Thursday and Friday in Ulan Bator, will be held under the mutual agreement reached between section chiefs of the two foreign ministries in August.

An unnamed DPRK foreign ministry spokesman denounced Japan as having “an ulterior political purpose” besides the main issue of “the remains of Japanese buried in the DPRK” after the August talks.

Xinhua