UN chief calls for serious talks between US, DPRK

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Added On January 20, 2019

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for serious talks between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, urging a clear roadmap to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. 

 
The UN Chief made the remarks in a start-of-year news conference on Friday as U.S. President Donald Trump met with DPRK envoy Kim Yong Chol at the White House. 
 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH) ANTONIO GUTERRES, UN Secretary-General
 
"We believe it's high time to make sure that the negotiations between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea start again seriously, and that a roadmap is clearly defined for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. We will not advocate for any anticipation of other measures before a clear negotiation is put in place, aiming at the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula with a roadmap." 
 
The White House announced Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong Un will meet again at the end of February. 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH) ANTONIO GUTERRES, UN Secretary-General
 
"We encourage both countries to move on with the negotiations. We need a clear roadmap, as I said, to clarify things, to allow us to know exactly what the next step will be and to have predictability in the way negotiations take place."