UN Chief urges N. Korea to engage in dialogue to end nuclear crisis

UN Chief urges N. Korea to engage in dialogue to end nuclear crisis
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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called on the North Korean head of state Kim Yong Nam to engage in dialogue to end the nuclear crisis.

A UN spokesman Farhan Haq in a statement said that Antonio Guterres made this appeal during a brief exchange with Kim on the sidelines of opening ceremony of Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The UN Chief expressed the hope that all parties will use dialogue to achieve the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

Meanwhile, at an official lunch hosted by South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the UN Chief also expressed his full support for positive development in inter-Korean relations.APP/AFP

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