New York

01 May 2018

Readout of the Secretary-General’s phone call with H.E. Mr. Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea

The Secretary-General spoke with H.E. Mr. Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea, on 30 April. The Secretary-General congratulated the President on the success of the Summit between the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

The President sought the support of the United Nations to verify the imminent closure of the DPRK’s nuclear test site, as announced by the DPRK Chairman Kim Jong Un. The President also asked the support of the United Nations for the implementation of the DPRK-ROK agreement to transform the demilitarized zone into a peace zone, as provided for in the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula.

The Secretary-General reiterated the full support of the United Nations to furthering the inter-Korean dialogue and in this regard pledged that the United Nations stands ready to discuss possible forms of support.