Ban Ki-moon asks U.N. council to remain as chief

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Posted: Jun 06, 2011 11:39 AM

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Ban Ki-moon formally asked the U.N. Security Council to support his candidacy for a second five-year term as U.N. secretary-general, according to a letter obtained by Reuters on Monday.

"As I approach the end of my term of office as the Secretary-General of the United Nations, I am humbly submitting my name for the consideration of the members of the Security Council for a second term," said Ban's letter to Gabon's U.N. Ambassador Nelson Messone, this month's president of the council.

(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Bill Trott)