Ban congratulates Ambassador Rice on being named US national security advisor

5 June 2013

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice on her appointment as National Security Adviser to her country.

“The Secretary-General appreciates the dynamic role that Susan Rice has played as United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations since 2009,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.

“She has been a strong voice in the Security Council and an effective advocate on the full range of issues before the United Nations, from peace and security to human rights and development.”

Mr. Ban praised Ms. Rice’s commitment to her work and in particular to African issues and women’s empowerment.

“The United Nations as a whole has benefited from her commitment to strong US engagement with the Organization as the world’s principal forum for addressing key global challenges through cooperative and multilateral solutions,” the statement said.

Mr. Ban wished her success in her new role and said he looked forward to continued cooperation in her new capacity as well as with Ms. Rice’s successor to the UN.


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