Not so fast…

The Athens News Agency suggested today that Greece

“…would support the candidacy of South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon for the post of United Nations Secretary General…”

But quick fact-checking suggests that reports of the endorsement may have been greatly exaggerated. The official statement from the Foreign Minister following her meeting with Ban – available from the Ministry’s website and confirmed by the Permanent Mission in New York – is not quite so definitive.

“As you know, he is a candidate for the position of UN Secretary General. Greece has already come out in favour of an Asian candidacy, because we believe that it is the turn of Asia. Beyond that, the Foreign Minister has a strong candidacy.”

No doubt Ban is seeking support, currently being on a whirlwind campaign tour. He earlier reportedly secured the endorsement of Uzbekistan. But it might be a bit early to move Greece – a Security Council member – firmly into the Ban column.

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