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ARF ministers meet; Pompeo, Ri shake hands

Jiji Press SINGAPORE (Jiji Press) — The ASEAN Regional Forum, or ARF, held a ministerial meeting in Singapore on Saturday, with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho shaking hands and smiling during an opening photo session.

The Asia-Pacific security forum comprises 27 members, also including Japan and the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. At a press conference prior to the meeting, Pompeo underscored the need to keep up diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea until its complete and verifiable denuclearization is realized.Speech

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