U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, left, speaks at a General Assembly plenary meeting alongside Ban Ki Moon after Ban was elected as his successor.
Standing Committee of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile yesterday sent greetings to South Korean Foreign Minister, Ban Ki-Moon, on his unanimous election to the post of the UN Secretary General.
Deputy Speaker, Dolma Gyari, in her congratulatory letter expressed confidence that peace and security would prevail during his tenureship, and also expressed hope to get his attention to the rights of the Tibetan people to human dignity, human rights and self-governance.
Ban was appointed on 13 October by the General Assembly as the next secretary general of the UN, succeeding Kofi Annan.
He wil take the oath of office in mid-December and assume the job on 1 January 2007, the day after Annan completes his two five-year terms.
Ban, 62, will become the eighth secretary general in the 60-year history of the United Nations.(www.tibet.net is the official website of the Central Tibetan Administration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.)