scorecardresearch
Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023
Advertisement
Premium

UN chief Ban Ki-moon welcomes Donald Trump’s call for unity

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.

trump, donald trump, ban ki moon, united nations, anti trump protests, trump protests, us presidential elections, us elections, us president, world news United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. (Source: File/AP)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed a call from US president-elect Donald Trump for unity after what has been described as a bitter and divisive presidential campaign. In a phone call on Friday afternoon when anti-Trump protests were underway across the United States, Ban congratulated Trump again on his election as the forty-fifth President of the United States of America, Xinhua news agency quoted UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric as saying.

“The Secretary-General welcomed President-elect Trump’s calls for unity following a hard-fought election,” the spokesman said. Since Trump’s election victory on Wednesday, people took to the streets in such US cities as Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco to protest the billionaire’s election. The protests continued into Friday night.

“The Secretary-General expressed confidence that US and the UN would maintain their traditional strong ties of cooperation to advance peace and security throughout the world,” the spokesman said. Ban is to leave his office on December 31, 2016 at the end of his two five-year terms while Trump is to be sworn in as the US President on January 20, 2017.

Subscriber Only Stories
UPSC Key- February 8, 2023: Know about Post-disaster management, Addition...
What secrets do the creatures of the deep hold?
Sanjay Jha writes on Rahul Gandhi’s speech in Parliament: Questions the C...
Delhi Confidential: Hardeep Singh Puri takes part in novel demonstration ...

First published on: 13-11-2016 at 07:01 IST
Next Story

Australia, US announce refugee resettlement deal

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
close