In phone conversation, Ban welcomes US President-elect Trump's calls for unity

12 November 2016

In a phone call this afternoon, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated Donald Trump on his election as the next President of the United States.

According to a readout issued by his office, the Secretary-General welcomed President-elect Trump's calls for unity following a hard-fought election.

“The Secretary-General expressed confidence that the United States and the United Nations would maintain their traditional strong ties of cooperation to advance peace and security, sustainable development and human rights throughout the world,” the readout said, noting that they agreed to stay in continued contact.

 

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