Death of Boutros-Ghali "passing of an era" says deputy spokesman

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On 2 January 1992, Boutros Boutros-Ghali (right), Secretary-General of the United Nations, arrives at the Secretariat Entrance for his first working day at the United Nations. Aly Teymour, Chief of Protocol, escorts him into the building. UN Photo/John Isaac

The death of the veteran Egyptian diplomat and former UN Secretary-General, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, marks "the passing of an era".

That's according to fellow Egyptian Ahmad Fawzi, who served as his Deputy Spokesperson in the early 1990s and was recruited to the UN by Mr Boutros-Ghali.

Mr Fawzi, who is currently the Director of the UN Information Service in Geneva, said that he'd been a "formidable leader" at a "difficult time" for the world body.

Matthew Wells spoke to Mr Fawzi, and asked him to describe how they first met.

Duration: 4'54"

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