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Egypt: Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali buried in Cairo01:48

Egypt: Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali buried in Cairo

Egypt, Cairo
February 18, 2016 at 04:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

The funeral of former United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali took place in Cairo, Thursday, following the Egyptian diplomat's death on Tuesday at the age of 93.

The memorial service was held at Egypt's largest Coptic church, Saints Peter and Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo, and several foreign diplomats as well as Egyptian officials attended the service.

Among the attendees was the British ambassador to Egypt, John Casson, who mourned Boutros-Ghali's death saying "Boutros Boutrous-Ghali was a champion of peace for Egypt. For the whole world he was a symbol and set a landmark as the first Arab and the first African Secretary General," adding, "And to me, as a new ambassador in Egypt, he was very kind and gave me words of wisdom and kindness and I will always remember him for that."

Boutros Boutros-Ghali was the sixth United Nations Secretary General from 1992 to 1996.

Egypt: Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali buried in Cairo01:48
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The funeral of former United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali took place in Cairo, Thursday, following the Egyptian diplomat's death on Tuesday at the age of 93.

The memorial service was held at Egypt's largest Coptic church, Saints Peter and Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo, and several foreign diplomats as well as Egyptian officials attended the service.

Among the attendees was the British ambassador to Egypt, John Casson, who mourned Boutros-Ghali's death saying "Boutros Boutrous-Ghali was a champion of peace for Egypt. For the whole world he was a symbol and set a landmark as the first Arab and the first African Secretary General," adding, "And to me, as a new ambassador in Egypt, he was very kind and gave me words of wisdom and kindness and I will always remember him for that."

Boutros Boutros-Ghali was the sixth United Nations Secretary General from 1992 to 1996.

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