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Russian Foreign Ministry conveys condolences over death of former UN head Boutros-Ghali

February 17, 2016, 17:03 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Egyptian diplomat Boutros Boutros-Ghali who served as sixth UN Secretary General from 1992 to 1996 died on February 16 aged 93

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Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali


MOSCOW, February 17. /TASS/. Moscow coveys deepest condolences over the death of former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

"As a foreign minister of Egypt, Boutros Boutros-Ghali made considerable effort to resolve issues of ensuring peace and security in the Middle Eastern region," the foreign ministry said adding that "we convey sincere condolences to his family and friends, to Egyptian people and government."

The foreign ministry reminded that Boutros Boutros-Ghali served as UN Secretary General in 1992-1996 which was a very difficult time for establishment of the new system of international relations.

"He made a significant contribution to strengthening UN’s central role as a universal inter-governmental organization in global affairs, to developing collective approaches to acute modern problems, actively promoted searching for ways to settle conflicts in different parts of the world, supported increasing effectiveness of UN peacekeeping activities," the foreign ministry said.

The ministry noted that "UN program document ‘An Agenda for Peace’ prepared by Boutros Boutros-Ghali remains relevant today." "His professionalism and achievements were broadly recognized by the international community," the foreign ministry concluded.

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