Japan’s prime minister said that he was determined to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong un “face-to-face without attaching any conditions”.

Abe made the remarks on Tuesday while addressing the General Debate at the ongoing 74th UN General Assembly, Xinhua news agency reported.

“I am determined to meet Chairman Kim Jong-un myself face-to-face without attaching any conditions,” Abe said.

I want Japan to normalize relations with North Korea “as well as for settling the unfortunate past”, Abe further said.

He supports US President Donald Trump’s approach “by which two leaders talk candidly with each other and try to talk about the issues at hand and see a bright future ahead”.

Abe said that he wants his country to normalize relations with North Korea by resolving their outstanding issues, including the abduction of Japanese nationals by Pyongyang in the 1970s and 1980s.