Chile supports second term for UN chief Ban Ki-moon

10:42, June 15, 2011      

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The Chilean government on Tuesday endorsed UN chief Ban Ki-moon for a second term at the helm of the world organization.

Chile's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Ban had undertaken "important work" during his first term and that his candidature "is based on the personal and institutional commitment to strengthen multilateralism as an adequate system to use to confront the challenges of the international community."

Ban, who took office on Jan. 1, 2007 for a 5-year term, announced his bid for a second term last week and is currently on a tour to Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina to seek support for his re-election.

"The priorities that the Secretary-General has defined for the future, reinforcing the work of that organization within a combined framework of rationalization, budget discipline and management improvement" are values that are shared by Chile, the ministry said.

Source: Xinhua
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