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Former UN secretary-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died

Published 16/02/2016 | 15:31

Former United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
Former United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

Former UN secretary-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died, the body's security council has announced.

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Venezuela's UN ambassador Rafael Ramirez, the current council president, made the announcement at the start of a meeting on Yemen's humanitarian crisis on Tuesday and asked members to rise for a moment of silence.

The 15 council members stood in silent tribute.

Mr Boutros-Ghali, an Egyptian politician and diplomat, was the sixth secretary-general of the United Nations, serving from January 1992 to December 1996.

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