NEW YORK, 10th November, 2016 (WAM) — United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has congratulated Donald Trump on his election as the new President of the United States.

In a statement to the press at the UN Headquarters in New York, Mr. Ban said, “I congratulate Mr. Donald Trump on his election as forty-fifth President of the United States of America.”

The UN Secretary-General noted that today’s global challenges demand concerted global action and joint solutions, adding, “As a founding member of the United Nations and permanent member of the Security Council, the United States is an essential actor across the international agenda. People everywhere look to the United States to use its remarkable power to help lift humanity up and to work for the common good.”