AKIPRESS.COM - Foreign minister of Mongolia Damdin Tsogtbaatar said he will urge North Korea to hold talks with the United States and Japan, NHK reports.
Tsogtbaatar stressed Ulaanbaatar's friendly ties with Pyongyang and said that a Mongolian delegation is visiting North Korea to celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties.
He said the second US-North Korea summit in Hanoi was a part of the ongoing process and urged observers not be disappointed. He added that Mongolia will continue to offer support and help set the stage for dialogue.
Tsogtbaatar also expressed concern over recent reports in North Korea's state media claiming the country has tested what it calls a "new type of tactical guided weapon." He described it as a provocative act that would have a negative impact on the current situation.
On the issue of Japanese nationals abducted by the North, Tsogtbaatar said his country has supported dialogue between Japan and North Korea and will continue its cooperation.