We have just learned that former United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died at the age of 93.
Ghali served as the 6th U.N. Secretary General from 1992-1996 and grew up in Cairo, Egypt.
From Fox News:
Former U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died, the U.N. Security Council announced Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.
Boutros-Ghali, who was 93, died in a Cairo hospital, Egyptian media reported.
Boutros-Ghali, an Egyptian, served one five-year term as U.N. chief between 1992 and 1996. The Security Council held a one-minute moment of silence Tuesday after his death was announced by Venezuela’s U.N. Ambassador Rafael Ramirez, the current council president, Reuters reports.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi reportedly phone Boutros-Ghali on Thursday to thank him for his work on behalf of Egypt and to wish him a speedy recovery.
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