New York

9 December 2016

Note to Correspondents: In response to questions on Republic of Korea

In answer to questions asked today, the Spokesman for the Secretary-General had the following to say:
The Secretary-General has taken note of today's development on the impeachment motion of President Park Geun-hye by the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea.
As has repeatedly been said, the Secretary-General has been following the developments with concern. He continues to believe in the maturity and strength of the constitutional institutions of the Republic of Korea.
The Secretary-General is confident that the people of the Republic of Korea will overcome the present difficulties through unity and resilience as well as a strong commitment to democratic institutions and principles.