Australia Welcomes Help to Find Student Missing in North Korea

(CANBERRA, Australia) — Australia’s prime minister said he has discussed the disappearance of an Australian student in North Korea with other world leaders attending the Group of 20 summit and accepted offers to find out what has happened to him.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the plight of Alek Sigley had been raised with him by world leaders attending the meetings in Osaka, Japan, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

“We’re talking to our partners in that part of the world to get to the bottom of what has occurred here,” Morrison told Nine Network television.

“It’s obviously very concerning. I’m very concerned about it. We’ve had a lot of sympathy also expressed and willingness to assist by other countries,” he added.

Morrison, who dined with President Donald Trump on Thursday night, declined to say which government leaders he had discussed the disappearance with and what help had been offered.

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