7 November 2012
Secretary-General
SG/SM/14617

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Congratulates President Barack Obama on Re-Election, Says


Organization Is Committed to ‘Enduring Partnership’ with United States


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General warmly congratulates President Barack Obama on his re-election as President of the United States.


The Secretary-General looks forward to continuing to work with President Obama and his Administration in the spirit of the enduring partnership between the United States and the United Nations. 


Many challenges lie ahead — from ending the bloodshed in Syria, to getting the Middle East peace process back on track, to promoting sustainable development and tackling the challenges posed by climate change.  All will require strong multilateral cooperation.


The Secretary-General and the United Nations will continue to count on the active engagement of the United States on these and other crucial issues as it strives to meet the hopes and expectations of people around the world.


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