In response to questions asked about a report from Xinhua and the Korean Central News Agency stating that the Secretary-General would be travelling to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea next week, the Spokesman had the following to say:
The Secretary-General will not be travelling to the DPRK next week. He will be in New York most of next week and then travel to Malta for the Commonwealth Summit. From there, he will go to directly to Paris to attend CoP21.
The Secretary-General has repeatedly said that he is willing to play any constructive role, including traveling to the DPRK, in an effort to work for peace, stability and dialogue on the Korean Peninsula.