UN chief reaffirms support for Korean peace process

Seoul, The head of the United Nations told South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha that his organisation will continue to support the denuclearisation of the peninsula and the establishment of a peace regime, Kang's ministry said Thursday.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met Kang in New York on Wednesday, as the minister made a stopover there on her way to Panama.

Kang briefed him on the security situation in Korea and requested the UN's constant cooperation in efforts to achieve the complete denuclearisation of North Korea and lasting peace.

The UN leader reaffirmed support for Seoul's related initiative and asked it to keep playing a role in resolving other pending global issues, such as climate change, terrorism and refugees, the ministry said.

Kang also had separate talks with Deputy Secretary-General of the UN Amina Mohamed for discussions on UN reform measures, sustainable development goals and other issues.

The ministry said Kang's meetings with the top UN officials served as a chance to strengthen partnerships between the two sides.

Source: Bahrain News Agency