Swedish minister hopes Trump backs UN chief on averting wars

2017-01-10 12:29
(Evan Vucci, AP)

(Evan Vucci, AP)

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United Nations - Sweden's foreign minister says she hopes US President-elect Donald Trump will support a strong UN and new Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' focus on preventing potential conflicts from turning into costly wars.

Margot Wallstrom said in an interview Monday with The Associated Press that once Trump takes office on January 20, he should be judged by his actions — and not his tweets or past statements.

In her words: "So we are hoping that it will be a rational approach that will help us. We believe that the strong UN will be good also ... to make America stay great."

Wallstrom will preside at a UN Security Council meeting on Tuesday at which Gutteres will for the first time discuss his ideas to promote a more peaceful world.

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