In a phone call on Friday afternoon when anti-Trump protests were underway across the United States, Ban congratulated Trump again on his election victory.
“I think, throughout his tenure, the Secretary-General has always been supportive of any direct dialogue between Pakistan and India,” Stephane Dujarric said.
Questions are being raised if Ban Ki-Moon would push a direct talks between Indo-Pak before his term ends this year
The war raging in Syria has “provided the perfect breeding ground for extremist and terrorists to take root in the society”
“We certainly are trying to take a responsible attitude in terms of dealing with terrorism and the spectre of
terrorism worldwide,” said Ban Ki-moon.
Ban Ki-moon said six staffers were held hostage by armed groups last year before being released.
The 40 year-old conflict between Morocco and the Polisario Front which claims independence for Polisario, has also led to icy relations with Algeria which supports the Front.
The resolution was supported by 17 key countries supporting opposing sides of the Syrian conflict who agreed on February 12 to a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria within a week.
The Secretary-General acknowledges the initial steps the Government has taken to strengthen good governance in Sri Lanka
The official ushering in of the new 15-year cycle takes place over a 24-hour period, coming into effect in each region of the planet at the stroke of midnight Thursday.
The UN chief invites world leaders to the United Nations on April 22, 2016 (Earth Day) to sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change that was reached in Paris.
“It will save lives, improve human well-being and promote more peaceful, stable societies,” Ban Ki-moon said on his return from Paris.
“I believe that an improved relationship between India and Pakistan could create a more conducive environment for both countries to stem the threat posed by terrorism,” Ban said.
The masterminds of the 26/11 attacks are yet to face justice with the case in a Pakistani court dragging on.
Ban described Sunday’s poll as a “significant achievement” in Myanmar’s transition away from military rule, although he noted that minority voters such as the Muslim Rohingya were denied the right to vote.