YEREVAN. – The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Edward Nalbandian, on Wednesday extended his condolences on the passing of Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN).
“He will always be remembered as one of the most prestigious persons of the international platform of the second half of the 20th century, as an outstanding statesman and a brilliant diplomat,” Nalbandian’s message specifically reads. “I had the honor of personally knowing this exceptional person.”
Boutros Boutros-Ghali was an Egyptian politician and diplomat who was the sixth Secretary-General of the UN, from January 1992 to December 1996. He was then the first Secretary-General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, from November 1997 to December 2002.