Updated: 11-Sep-2003 NATO Press Releases

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11 Sep. 2003

NATO Secretary General pays tribute to Anna Lindh

While on an official visit to Denmark today the Secretary General of NATO, Lord Robertson was asked at a press conference to comment on the tragic death of Sweden's Foreign Minister Anna Lindh.

He told journalists, "I was a friend and an admirer of a lovely person, and also a highly accomplished and successful and professional politician. All our thoughts must be with her husband and her beloved sons."

He added, "It’s an appalling act of violence and a huge waste of talent and life and I express my sympathy with the people of Sweden."

"The world, on September 11th again with a horrible irony, has lost a very substantial contributor to a better and safer world."

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