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UN chief Guterres seeks to stay on for second term - Bloomberg News

FILE PHOTO: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a speech at the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, December 18, 2020. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

(Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the five permanent members of the Security Council that he would like to stay on for a second term, Bloomberg News reported on Sunday citing two diplomats familiar with the matter.

Guterres is likely to officially inform the president of the UN General Assembly soon, the diplomats said, speaking on condition of anonymity as the decision has not been made public yet, the report added.

Reporting by Radhika Anilkumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Himani Sarkar