Secretary-General Congratulates Republic of Korea’s President-Elect on Poll Win

19 December 2012
SG/SM/14738

Secretary-General Congratulates Republic of Korea’s President-Elect on Poll Win

19 December 2012
Secretary-General
SG/SM/14738
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Congratulates Republic of Korea’s President-Elect on Poll Win


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


The Secretary-General warmly congratulates Park Geun-hye on her election as the next President of the Republic of Korea.  The Republic of Korea is a highly valued and steadfast partner of the United Nations in the work for international peace and security, development and human rights.


With this new leadership, the Secretary-General hopes for even more active engagement by the Republic of Korea in advancing the agenda of the United Nations — from the promotion of sustainable development, the fight against climate change, and the contribution to global peace and human rights promotion.


The Secretary-General stands ready to work with the new Government of the Republic of Korea in promoting peace and stability on the Korean peninsula, including through addressing the humanitarian, nuclear and other concerns regarding the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.


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