St. Petersburg, Russia

5 September 2013

Readout of Secretary-General's meeting with the President of the Republic of Korea

The Secretary-General met today with the President of the Republic of Korea (ROK), H.E. Ms. Park Geun-hye, ahead of the G20 summit.

The Secretary-General briefed the President on developments related to Syria, including the humanitarian crisis and the UN investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons.

The Secretary-General thanked the President for the ROK's generous contribution of $6 million to the World Health Organization's work with children in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

He said the United Nations would liaise later this month with the ROK on a proposed world peace park in the Demilitarized Zone.