Abe, Macron agree to cooperate over N. Korea

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday agreed to work closely to realize a U.N. Security Council resolution to toughen sanctions against North Korea for its sixth nuclear test.

During their 20-minute telephone conversation, Abe said it is important for the entire international community to apply its maximum pressure on North Korea.

A powerful Security Council resolution needs to be passed, Abe said, also stressing the importance of fully implementing all existing resolutions related to North Korea.

Macron said the latest nuclear test is a threat to the entire world, promising to take resolute action.

France asked for the phone talks.

The two leaders also shared a view that China and Russia play important roles in strengthening sanctions against North Korea, Japanese sources said.Speech

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