New York

11 November 2016

Readout of the Secretary-General’s telephone conversation with Mr. Donald Trump, President-elect of the United States of America

In a phone call this afternoon, the Secretary-General congratulated Mr. Donald Trump on his election as the forty-fifth President of the United States of America.

The Secretary-General welcomed President-elect Trump’s calls for unity following a hard-fought election.

The Secretary-General expressed confidence that the United States and the United Nations would maintain their traditional strong ties of cooperation to advance peace and security, sustainable development and human rights throughout the world.

They agreed to stay in continued contact.