Pres. Park Not to Attend APEC Summit Next Week

The Foreign Ministry says President Park Geun-hye will not attend the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC) set for next week in Lima, Peru.

Ministry Spokesman Cho June-hyuck told a regular news briefing on Tuesday that the government already decided in September that the president will miss the 24th APEC summit in light of grave security conditions on the Korean Peninsula in the wake of North Korea's fifth nuclear test.

The spokesman added that the person who will attend the summit on behalf of Park will likely be announced early next week.

Source: KBS World Radio