U.N. chief met briefly with N.Korean president in S.Korea: U.N.

by Reuters
Friday, 9 February 2018 17:26 GMT

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 9 (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met briefly with North Korea's ceremonial leader Kim Yong Nam while attending the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in South Korea, a U.N. spokesman said on Friday.

"He did have a brief exchange with President Kim in which he once more reiterated ... that his expectation and hope is that all parties will use dialogue to achieve a peaceful denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula," U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters. (Reporting by Michelle Nichols)

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.