Monday, October 09, 2006

South Korea's Ban Ki-Moon nominated new UN chief

The United Nations Security Council Monday nominated South Korean Foriegn Minister Ban Ki-Moon to succeed Kofi Annan as Secretary-General.

The announcement was made by this month's council president Kenzo Oshima, the Japanese UN envoy.

South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon delivers a speech after he was nominated to succeed Kofi Annan as the new UN Secretary General.(AFP/Kim Jae-Hwan)
South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon delivers a speech after he was nominated to succeed Kofi Annan as the new UN Secretary General. AFP/Kim Jae-Hwan via Yahoo News.

Ban's nomination comes after North Korea captured the world's attention with its first ever nuclear weapon test.

"I may look soft from the outside but I have inner strength when it's really necessary. I've always been very decisive," the soft-spoken Ban told AFP.


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