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UN Chief Confers with New South Korean President

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke Wednesday with newly-inaugurated South Korean President Park Geun-hye, about ways to deepen cooperation in regional peace-keeping, global education and climate change.

A U.N. statement said the secretary-general also voiced serious concerns to Ms. Park about North Korean "provocations," most notably Pyongyang's recent nuclear test.

The statement said Mr. Ban further endorsed the so-called "Korean Peninsula Peace Process" envisioned by President Park.

Monday, the conservative Ms. Park launched her first presidential term with an inaugural address in which she promised to build trust between the two Koreas, as part of what she called a "step-by-step" approach based on "credible deterrence."

But she also demanded the North abandon its nuclear weapons program, which included a third nuclear test earlier this month. She warned she will "not tolerate any action" that threatens the security of the South Korean people.

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