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For Immediate Release
Office of the Vice President
February 22, 2007

Vice President's Remarks in a Greeting with the Family of a North Korean Abductee
Embassy of the United States
Tokyo, Japan

7:32 A.M. (Local)

MRS. YOKOTA: (As interpreted) Thank you for taking time to visit with (inaudible).

THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, this is a very important issue. I know it means a great deal to the Japanese people. The Prime Minister discussed it with me last night in our meeting. And I know you had an opportunity to meet with President Bush, I guess, last year.

Vice President Dick Cheney meets with Mr. Shingeru Yokota and Mrs. Sakie Yokota, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at the U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Tokyo. The Yokota's daughter, Megumi Yakota, was abducted by North Korean agents three decades ago and remains missing.  White House photo by David Bohrer END 7:33 A.M. (Local)