Statement by NATO Secretary General on the death of Baroness Thatcher

  • 08 Apr. 2013 -
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  • Press Release (2013) 038
  • Issued on 08 Apr. 2013
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  • Last updated: 08 Apr. 2013 17:19

I am deeply saddened by the death of Baroness Thatcher. I express my most profound condolences to her family and the people of the United Kingdom.

Press Conference NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Baroness Thatcher was an extraordinary politician who was a staunch defender of freedom, a  powerful advocate of NATO and the transatlantic bond. She strongly supported NATO values and principles, believed in a strong defence and played a leading role in ending the Cold War. Throughout her tenure as British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher stood on principle and showed great courage, vision and leadership.