Arabic: بطرس بطرس غالي
Former UN Secretary-General
Born: November 14, 1922
Boutros Boutros-Ghali has been a prominent political figure in Egypt since the presidency of Anwar Sadat. He served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1977 to 1991. He was elected as Secretary-General of the United Nations in 1991. His post was controversial during the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, and he was vetoed from a second term as Secretary General by the United States.
He is president of the Curatorium Administrative Council at the Gague Academy of International Law.
After the New Year’s Eve bombing of the Two Saints Church in Alexandria on the eve of 2011, Boutros-Ghali, a Coptic Christian, spoke to a German newspaper on behalf of Coptic Christians about the deadly event. He said despite the event, the bonds between Christians and Muslims in Egypt are “far too old to be destroyed.”
During the January 25 Revolution, Boutros-Ghali criticized the protesters and the demonstrations.
Youssef Boutros-Ghali, former minister of finance under investigation for corruption, is the nephew of Boutros Boutros-Ghal