The Former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has died

As Secretary of State, Albright became the first woman to hold the highest office in US government history. However, she could not run for president because she was born in Czechoslovakia.
The Former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has died
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Madeleine Albright, the first female Secretary of State of the United States, passed away on Wednesday after a long illness. According to the Associated Press, Albright was 84 years old with cancer.

Albright’s family confirmed his death in a statement issued Wednesday evening: We have lost a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.

President Joe Biden has requested the US banner to be flown at the White House and other government structures and grounds by March 27 to grieve his demise.

Madeleine Albright arrived in the United States as a refugee girl from Nazi and then Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe and received the honors that few people get.

Albright, a lifelong Democrat, was elected Secretary of State by President Bill Clinton in 1996. She had previously served as US ambassador to the United Nations, the second woman to hold the post.

As Secretary of State, Albright became the first woman to hold the highest office in US government history. However, she could not run for president because she was born in Czechoslovakia.

Nevertheless, he was universally acclaimed, and even his political opponents admired Albright’s ability.

After leaving office, he sharply criticized President Bush’s diplomacy, saying that Bush had alienated moderate Arab leaders from the United States and created the possibility of a dangerous rift in relations with European allies.

As a Czechoslovak refugee who witnessed firsthand the horrors of Nazi Germany and Soviet aggression. He, therefore, played a key role in pressuring the Clinton administration to become militarily involved in the Kosovo conflict.

He also took a hard line on Cuba. Albright advised women to act more confidently and always ask questions and not wait.

Albright helps gain Senate support for NATO expansion and agreement on international sanctions on chemical weapons
The Former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has died
This photo was taken on December 6, 2013, in which former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Capitol Hill responds to a crowd as she arrives at the Hillary Clinton Awards for Human Rights Awards in Washington DC (Photo: AFP) File)

Albright also served as Secretary of State in 1998 to promote peace in the Middle East.

Albright first made limited progress in trying to expand the 1993 Oslo Accords, which helped establish Palestinian sovereignty in the West Bank and Gaza. In 1998, his efforts led to the transfer of control of about 40 percent of the West Bank to the Palestinians.

He also led an effort to negotiate a 2000 peace deal between Israel and Syria, led by then-President Hafez al-Assad. He supported US foreign policy during the Balkan Wars and the genocide in Rwanda.

Tributes were paid to Albright from around the world, according to AFP

President Biden offered his condolences, saying the United States has never been more committed to democracy and human rights than Secretary Albright.

He added: When I think of Madeleine, I will always remember her passionate belief that America is an indispensable nation for all of us.

Incumbent Secretary of State Anthony Blanken said Albright was a brilliant diplomat, a visionary leader, a courageous trailblazer, a dedicated leader, and a great and noble man who loved America with all his heart and gave his life for it. Dedicated to service.

Bill Clinton called him the best Secretary of State, a great ambassador to the United Nations, a great professor, and an extraordinary man.

Clinton, as well as his successors, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, praised his historic services.

Obama said in a statement that Albright paved the way for development in some of the world’s most volatile regions and was a champion of democratic values.

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