Boutros Boutros-Ghali: The time the former UN Secretary General was interviewed by Ali G

'Big up yourself Boutros, Boutros Boutros-Ghali. Respect' - he was told by Ali G

Olivia Blair
Tuesday 16 February 2016 17:10
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Ali G interviews Boutros Boutros Ghali

After Boutros Boutros-Ghali’s four-year term as UN Secretary General from 1992 to 1996, he went on to do a number of things. Namely, becoming Secretary General of La Francophone, work for the Hague Academy of International Law and later becoming Director of the Egyptian National Council of Human Rights until 2012.

Another thing he managed to squeeze in was an interview with Staines (massive) based fictional character Ali G, portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen.

Boutros-Ghali’s death was announced today by the UN Security Council. A momoent of silence was held to remember the 93-year-old a the start of a meeting on Yemen’s humanitarian crisis on Tuesday.

The former UN Secretary General managed not to take himself too seriously during a skit for Da Ali G Show in February, 2003 and actually answered questions like “Is Disneyland in the UN?” and “How do you spell s*** in French?”

Boutros-Ghali even signed off: “Put down your guns and listen to Bob Marley”.

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