Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday there will be a "major transformational change" in Japan's dealing with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
"I would like to commend the fact that there is now a major transformational change (which) is about to take place in our approach, as well as how we deal with the DPRK and also the situation surrounding the DPRK" following the historic summit with Chairman Kim Jong Un in Singapore, Abe told reporters before meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.
According to a statement of the White House issued later in the day, during their meeting, Trump and Abe "discussed recent developments on the Korean Peninsula" and "reaffirmed their shared goal of achieving the final, fully verified denuclearization."
Also on Wednesday, U.S. State Department said that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Pyongyang next month to discuss a second summit between the leaders of the United States and the DPRK.
Pompeo said in an interview with CBS News in New York that a second Trump-Kim meeting "may happen in October, but more likely sometime after that."