Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa and her South Korean counterpart, Park Jin, have strongly condemned North Korea’s launch of a military spy satellite, Report informs referring to The Japan News.

At their meeting in Busan, South Korea, the two ministers shared the view that Pyongyang’s recent launch clearly violates UN Security Council resolutions.

The ministers agreed that Japan, the US and South Korea will continue to work closely in countering threats from North Korea.

Kamikawa protested against a recent Seoul High Court order for the Japanese government to pay compensation to former comfort women, or Korean prostitutes for Japanese troops before and during World War II.

The order is regrettable, Kamikawa said, calling on the South Korean government to act on it appropriately.

Park said that Seoul respects a 2015 Japan-South Korea agreement to resolve the comfort women dispute finally and irreversibly as an official agreement between the two countries.