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President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan.  The leaders affirmed their commitment to achieving the permanent and verifiable denuclearization of North Korea and to continuing their close coordination in advance of talks between the United States and North Korea.  They also reiterated the need for North Korea to abandon all weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs.  Finally, President Trump noted that he will urge North Korea to promptly resolve its abductions of Japanese citizens.