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Japan-Philippines Summit Meeting

Friday, June 6, 2003

The Photograph of Prime Minister Koizumi who Shakes Hands with President. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Japan-Philippines Summit Meeting

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi held talks with Ms. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the President of the Republic of the Philippines at the Prime Minister's Official Residence.

During the meeting, President Arroyo expressed her intention to submit a draft resolution calling for the denuclearization of North Korea at the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting to be held in the Kingdom of Cambodia in the middle of June. In the meeting, President Arroyo also suggested that North Korea need declaring denuclearization and responding appropriately to the humanitarian issues, including the issue of abductions of Japanese nationals and indicated a need for ensuring the security of North Korea within a multilateral framework as well as economic assistance.

Prime Minister Koizumi said, "Japan and the Philippines can cooperate in diverse areas. I would like to promote even more cooperation."