Merkel 'not bidding to head UN'
Published 21/05/2014 | 15:52
The South Korean's second term finishes at the end of 2016 and a European has not had the top UN job since Austria's Kurt Waldheim left in 1981.
Daily Luxemburger Wort cited unidentified German government officials as saying Mrs Merkel, who last year won a third term as chancellor, lobbied for the post during a recent visit to Washington.
Mr Seibert wrote on his official Twitter account that the report "lacks any foundation".