European Union External Action

Statement of the HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the passing away of former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali

It is with great sadness that I learnt about the death of former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali.

An eminent Egyptian diplomat and jurist, Mr Boutros-Ghali made his mark internationally and at the United Nations, when he piloted the UN through challenging times after the end of the cold war.

At a time when there is renewed focus on the United Nation's peace and security structures and the UN's effectiveness to deal with crises, he will be remembered for his efforts in launching the UN Agenda for Peace.

I extend my sincere condolences to his family, to the Egyptian people, the UN family and all those close to him.