New York

14 May 2018

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

The Secretary-General welcomes the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) announcement of the closure of its nuclear test site at Punggye-ri. He believes that the irreversible closure of the site will be an important confidence-building measure that will contribute to further efforts towards sustainable peace and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. He looks forward to this positive momentum being consolidated at the Summit between the leaders of the United States and the DPRK next month.
 
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General