Ex UN chief Boutros Boutros Ghali dies; Ban pays tributes

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UNITED NATIONS, Feb 16 (APP): Boutros Boutros Ghali, a veteran Egyptian diplomat who was United Nations Secretary General from 1992 to 1996, has died at the age of 93, the Security Council announced Tuesday. Secretary General Ban Ki moon paid tributes to his predecessor calling him a “respected statesman” who, he said, had fought for the independence of his office and the UN Secretariat as a whole.