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On International Day of Friendship, Ban calls for cultivation of warm ties that strengthen our common humanity

TEHRAN, 30 July 2013 (UNIC) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon  in his message on the International Day of Friendship 30 July 2013 called  for cultivation of  warm ties that strengthen our common humanity and promote the well-being of the human family.

The full text of his message reads:

The International Day of Friendship is an important opportunity to confront the misunderstandings and distrust that underlie so many of the tensions and conflicts in today’s world. It is a reminder that human solidarity is essential to promoting lasting peace and fostering sustainable development. On this International Day of Friendship, let us cultivate warm ties that strengthen our common humanity and promote the well-being of the human family.

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