United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated U Htin Kyaw on his assumption of the office of the President of Myanmar.
In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban welcomed the peaceful transfer of power as testament to the commitment on the part of the people of Myanmar to democracy and a significant moment in the country’s history.
“The Secretary-General reiterated the hope that the new leadership and other significant actors in Myanmar will make progress towards the path of democratic consolidation, national reconciliation and social and economic progress,” the statement continued.
Mr. Ban also reaffirmed the readiness of the UN to continue to support efforts to advance peace, development, human rights and the rule of law for the benefit of all the people of Myanmar.
Source: United Nations
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