U.N. mum over report Sec-Gen Ban to visit North Korea this week

November 16, 2015 5:37 AM

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U.N. mum over report Sec-Gen Ban to visit North Korea this week

SEOUL U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit North Korea's capital Pyongyang this week, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Monday, though there was no confirmation from either the United Nations or the South Korean foreign ministry.

The Yonhap report quoted an unnamed U.N. source, who expected Ban would meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in what could mark a rare diplomatic opening by the isolated state.

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