Philippines congratulates incoming UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon

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The Philippine government on Saturday congratulated South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki Moon for being named the United Nations’ new secretary general.

“We are pleased to extend our sincere congratulations to Foreign Minister Ban Ki Moon of the Republic of Korea, for his imminent appointment to the post of UN Secretary General,” Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo said in a statement.

Romulo added that the Philippines has full confidence in Ban’s commitment and his ability to lead the United Nations “in these very challenging times.”

Romulo said the Philippines extends its congratulations on behalf of the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The Philippines is the current president nation of the ASEAN.

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