|Ban Ki-moon congratulates China on Olympics|
|25 August 2008|
Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General on
New York, 25 August 2008
The Secretary-General (of the United Nations) congratulates the Government and people of China on their unprecedented effort and success in hosting the historic Olympic Games in Beijing. China can be proud of hosting a spectacular Olympiad, which brought together athletes and people from all over the world in celebration of the Olympic spirit, cooperation and goodwill.
The 2008 summer games provided an important opportunity for the promotion of international peace and harmony through deepened dialogue and mutual understanding within the international community.