Russia’s newly-named Foreign Ministry spokesman, Gennady Tarasov, said yesterday that Russia and Egypt are united in their support for the reelection of UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali. The announcement followed talks in Cairo on August 26 between foreign ministry officials from the two countries. The U.S. opposes Boutros Boutros-Ghali’s reelection. (Interfax, August 29)
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