Executive Intelligence Review


Trump-Kim Summit Has Triggered Broader Integration Efforts in East Asian Region

June 14, 2018 (EIRNS)—The Trump-Kim summit at Singapore on June 12 has given a strong push to all major nations in the region to help integrate North Korea and bring an end to the origin of the Cold War. Today, Japanese and North Korean officials made informal contact while attending an international conference in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, a Japanese government source said, reported Kyodo News.

The Japanese government is reportedly trying to arrange a high-level meeting with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Yomiuri Shimbun reported.

“One of the possible venues for talks between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Kim Jong-un is the Russian city of Vladivostok, should the North Korean leader decide to attend the Eastern Economic Forum there in mid-September,”

RT reported.

The likelihood of such a meeting has grown significantly since the Russian President Vladimir Putin met with North Korea’s head of the Supreme People’s Assembly, Kim Yong-nam at Moscow today AP reported. Kim Yong-nam also handed over a letter from Chairman Kim to President Putin.

According to Yomiuri Shimbun, another option on the table is for Abe to visit Pyongyang directly.

“While both countries have been in contact several times in recent months to negotiate a possible meeting between the two leaders, a face-to-face encounter might be needed for Tokyo to fully support the denuclearization arrangement, reached between Donald Trump and Kim in Singapore this week.”