Following the demise of former United Nations Secretary General, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, President James Michel on behalf of the government and people of the Republic of Seychelles, has expressed his deepest condolences.
Mr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali served as Secretary General of both the United Nations Organization and the Organization International de la Francophonie.
In his message of condolences, President Michel described Mr. Boutros-Ghali as “…not only a towering statesman of our time but also a great son of Egypt and our African continent.”
He further noted, “Seychelles has fond memories of Mr. Boutros-Ghali as one of the most accomplished Secretary-Generals of the UN who played a key role in advocating for a more equitable future for the developing world.”
In his letter, Mr. Michel remarked that the late Mr. Boutros-Ghali leaves behind a legacy of peace and unity and will be remembered for his great contribution to the UN.
Mr. Michel also highlighted Mr. Boutros-Ghali’s contribution and relentless work towards the promotion of the French language and building stronger bridges of cooperation in the francophone world as the first Secretary General of the Organization Internationale de la Francophonie.
Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .