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Nepal supports UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's re-election bid

06-13-2011 13:56 BJT

KATHMANDU, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Nepal has announced its support to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's bid to seek second term in the top post of the global body, according to Monday's Republica daily.

The prime minister's foreign relations advisor Milan Tuladhar said Nepal will extend support to Ban's candidacy in line with the decision made by Asian Group at the UN on June 6. "We will go by majority decision of Asian countries," Tuladhar was quoted by the daily as saying.

"Personally Ban has been very close to us particularly with regard to our peace process. He has been closely involved in the peace process since the signing of the 12-point agreement to the establishment of United Nations Mission in Nepal. While reaffirming our support we wish him all the best," Tuladhar added.

Tuladhar said, "Ban has also taken special interest and initiation in developing Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha. He has mentioned to the prime minister that he would visit Lumbini in 2012," he added.

The current five-year term of Ban is expiring on December 31.

Ban officially announced his bid to seek re-election to the top post of the world body during a press meet at UN Headquarters in New York on June 6.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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