July 30, 2021

UN: Ban not visiting North Korea next week

Sec Gen's official denial comes just hours after Xinhua issued report affirming his trip

The UN Secretary General's press office on Tuesday (New York time) denied that Ban Ki-moon will go to Pyongyang, just hours after a report said that Ban would visit.

The report by the China's Xinhua News Agency said Ban would visit Pyongyang for four days starting Monday, quoting a North Korean official from the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA).