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Japan may set up Biden meeting with families of N.Korea abductees

U.S. President Biden visits a POET Bioprocessing plant in Menlo,
U.S. President Biden visits a POET Bioprocessing plant in Menlo, Iowa

TOKYO (Reuters) – The Japanese government will work toward realising a meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and families of those abducted by North Korea during his planned Japan visit, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said on Wednesday.

Biden is set to visit Japan at some point this year for a planned meeting of the so-called Quad security group that includes Australia, India, Japan and the United States but no specific date has been announced for the meeting.

He alluded to a potential timing of the visit when he told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week that he looked forward to seeing him in Japan “on about the 24th of May”.

Previously, family members of those abducted by North Korea decades ago met with former presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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