UN chief welcomes commitment by N Korea on denuclearisation


United Nations: UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres has welcomed the “reported commitment” by North Korea towards denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
Bracing for an unprecedented meeting with US President Donald Trump, North Korea’s reclusive dictator Kim made a secret trip to Beijing to seek Chinese President Xi Jinping’s backing while pledging support for denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
“The secretary-general welcomes the reported commitment by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to denuclearisation,” a statement issued by the UN Chief’s spokesman, Farhan Haq, read on Thursday.
“The secretary-general views the latest positive developments as the start of a longer process of sincere dialogue, leading to sustainable peace and denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula,” it said.