UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Samantha Power has presented her credentials as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, stressing the critical link between the global superpower and the world body.
The 42-year-old former foreign policy adviser to President Barack Obama told reporters before Monday's ceremony that she was "incredibly fortunate to be able to come to New York to sit behind the placard that says the United States."
She said she worked very effectively with the secretary-general at the White House, "and I'm looking very much forward to a close working relationship."
Power reiterated what she told the U.S. Senate during her confirmation hearing — "the United Nations is critical to a range of U.S. interests, and U.S. leadership at the United Nations is indispensable to making progress on those interests."
Created: Mon, 05 Aug 2013 05:14:59 EST
Updated: Mon, 05 Aug 2013 05:14:59 EST