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UN chief appreciates Haley for 'excellent cooperation, support'

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UN General Antonio on Tuesday expressed his deep appreciation for the "excellent cooperation and support" US to the UN has demonstrated, saying the two have had a "very productive and strong working relationship.

"The UN General wishes to express his deep appreciation for the excellent cooperation and support that the has always demonstrated. They had a very productive and strong working relationship during her tenure as the US Permanent Representative, of the Secretary-General told reporters here.

He said Haley and the General worked hard to promote constructive ties between the US and United Nations, showing the value of the UN.

The Secretary General looks forward to continuing to work with Haley until the end of her tenure and of course with her replacement, he said.

When asked how Haley's legacy will be viewed at the UN at a time of financial constraints at the UN, the United States' decision to provide no further funding to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) and America's withdrawal from the Climate Change Agreement and the

Dujarric said that he will not comment on the deep analysis but added that neither the Secretary General nor anyone at the UN Secretariat was forewarned about the announcement of Haley's resignation. Most of us here learnt it like you in the press.

He reiterated that the Secretary General had a truly very good working relationship with Haley. They worked to get through some of the toughest moments between the US and the UN, Dujarric said.

The Secretary General has his positions on climate change, on the need to support UNRWA, on the issue of refugees. Those positions are unchanged. Ambassador Haley represented her country's position but they had a good working relationship.

He said the Secretary General has to have a very good relationship with 193 member states but obviously the one, being in New York, and the one that everybody seems to focus on is on that one, referring to the US.

Dujarric added that policy differences are open and for all to see but that doesn't mean there isn't a need for strong and engaged dialogue. And there was one.

Responding to the resignation, First Daughter tweeted that Haley has served with dignity and distinction.

"She is a bold reformer and has been an unwavering champion of truth, principled realism and integrity within the United Nations," Ivanka said in the tweet adding that her husband and she are grateful for her friendship a true blessing in our lives.

Israeli said he would like to thank Haley who led the uncompromising struggle against hypocrisy at the UN, and on behalf of the truth and justice of our country. Best of luck!"

Eminent Indian-American said in a statement that he and his wife Ranju Batra, of the Diwali Foundation USA, celebrate Haley for her tireless efforts to enhance America's standing in the world, a who effectuated the policies and priorities of the US

added that Haley has become a for women across the world who wish to work to make a better world. She expressed gratitude to Haley for having the US as a co-sponsor, in addition to 25 other nations, to the 2017 inaugural Diwali Power of One awards'.

Several other prominent leaders took to to congratulate Haley and express their appreciation for her work.

Secretary of Ryan Zinke said Haley is a great advocate of the US and the President's foreign policy. I enjoyed getting to know her over the past two years as colleagues in the @Cabinet. She has done an incredible job and I wish her all the best, he said.

US Ambassador to the UK, tweeted that he is saddened to hear of Haley's resignation. A terrific Ambassador, Haley has stood up for American interests and championed democratic values around the world. I wish her well in whatever success comes next!, he said.

of said Haley is a tremendous leader who has done great things for as and for the US as ambassador to the UN. I wish her the best in whatever she decides to do next. I'm sure we haven't seen the last of her, and that is GREAT for our state and country, he said.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 22:50 IST