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Yoon to meet with U.N. chief this week

Diplomacy 16:18 August 08, 2022

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Yonhap) -- President Yoon Suk-yeol will meet with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, set to visit Seoul this week, and discuss North Korea's nuclear program and other regional issues, his spokesperson said Monday.

Yoon and Guterres will meet over lunch Friday, the second and last day of the U.N. chief's visit to the country, Kang In-sun said during a press briefing.

The two are expected to discuss North Korea's nuclear program, Northeast Asian affairs and preparations for the upcoming U.N. General Assembly in New York in September, she said.

Yoon and Guterres spoke by phone in June when the secretary-general called to congratulate the president on his inauguration, she noted.

Guterres will be accompanied on his visit by key U.N. officials, including Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu.

Presidential spokesperson Kang In-sun briefs the press at the presidential office in Seoul on Aug. 8, 2022. (Yonhap)

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