US President Barack Obama Tuesday congratulated the next UN chief Antonio Guterres on his recent election, promising that the US would keep on working intimately with the world body.
In the telephone call Obama stressed to the previous Portuguese president, who will end up being the new secretary general of the United Nations on January 1, the significance of UN change endeavors, including "guaranteeing powerful and responsible peacekeeping."
"The President pledged our continued with help on UN endeavors to address a wide exhibit of worldwide difficulties," the White House said in an announcement, "counting environmental change, constrained relocation, practical improvement, restraint, compassionate help, strife aversion, peacekeeping, and advancing admiration for human rights."
"He additionally focused on the significance of reinforcing UN change endeavors, including guaranteeing compelling and responsible peacekeeping and fortifying and modernizing UN organizations."
Communist legislator Guterres, who additionally served as UN displaced person boss for 10 years, is relied upon to assume a more noticeable part as the world's ambassador in-boss than Ban Ki-moon, the South Korean who will venture down following two five-year terms.
Guterres as of late won the consistent support from the Security Council to take control of the United Nations, topping a battle that saw 13 hopefuls keep running for the top post including, surprisingly, seven ladies.