Madeleine Albright, the United States’ first female Secretary of State, has died. He is 84 years old.
In a statement on Indonesia The family wrote that he died on Wednesday from cancer.
Albright was born in Prague in what was then Czechoslovakia in 1937 and came to the United States as refugees in 1948. However, the family fled to England in early 1939 when Nazi-controlled Germany invaded Czechoslovakia. This largely shaped his basic political views.
He fought for NATO’s eastern expansion in Europe and encouraged defense alliances to intervene during the war in the Balkans to stop genocide and ethnic cleansing. He is also an advocate for the spread of democracy and human rights around the world.
Albright was a Democrat and Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001 while Bill Clinton was President. He distinguished himself as a powerful secretary of state and helped shape US foreign policy after the Cold War.
After serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs, he continues to have a strong political commitment. Prior to becoming Secretary of State, he was the United States Ambassador to the United States.
According to CNN, he sees himself as a “pragmatic idealist”. He also believed that the United States was an indispensable country in the world because it was strong enough to encourage the use of diplomacy to resolve international conflicts.
– That’s sad news that got to us today. Madeleine Albright is a prominent foreign minister, foreign minister Anniken Huitfeldt (Labour) told NTB.
– He also experienced war on the European continent. And she shattered the glass roof that was important as the United States’ first female secretary of state and paved the way for those of us who followed her, Huitfeldt continued.
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