Obama’s victory a historic opportunity: Ban Ki-moon

November 6th, 2008 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS  

Barack ObamaUnited Nations, Nov 5 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday congratulated Barack Obama on his historic victory and said he looked forward to working with the new administration to build an era of renewed partnership.”This is (Obama’s election), I believe, an historic opportunity,” Ban told reporters at the UN headquarters in New York.

Referring to Obama’s oft-repeated statement - “change you can believe in” - during his election campaign, Ban said he spoke about a new era of global partnership and building bridges of cooperation with other nations and the UN.

“No country has a stronger stake in a strong United Nations,” Ban said.

Expressing confidence about the future relationship between the UN and the US, Ban said: “I am confident that we can look forward to an era of renewed partnership and a new multilateralism.”

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