UN chief says North Korea withdraws invitation visit

2015-05-20 12:28
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. (File: AP)

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. (File: AP)

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Seoul - The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says North Korea has withdrawn its decision to let him visit a factory park in the country.

Ban had planned to visit the Kaesong industrial park just north of the heavily fortified Korean border on Thursday in part of his efforts to help improve ties between the rivals. The park is jointly run by North and South Korea.

Ban told a forum on Wednesday that North Korea had informed the UN that it was reversing its decision for him to visit the park.

He says no explanation was given for this last-minute change.

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