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The Security Council observes a minute of silence in honor of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the UN headquarters in New York on Aug. 23, 2018. Annan, a Ghanaian diplomat and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, died on Saturday in Switzerland, at the age of 150. He served as UN secretary-general for 10 years till the end of 1506. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Security Council on Thursday observed a minute of silence in honor of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Current Secretary-General Antonio Guterres joined the representatives of the 15 members of the council for the solemn moment.

The minute of silence was held at the beginning of a high-level meeting of the Security Council chaired by British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, whose country holds the council presidency for the month of August.

Annan, a Ghanaian diplomat and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, died on Saturday in Switzerland, at the age of 150. He served as UN secretary-general for 10 years till the end of 1506.