Former United States (U.S.) President Bill Clinton paid tributeto Madeleine Albright, the first female U.S. Secretary of State who passed away last night at the age of 84.
In his written farewell from Albright, Clinton wrote that she was one of the best secretaries of state, an outstanding United Nations (UN) ambassador, a brilliant professor, and an exceptional human being.
”Not many leaders were as perfectly suited to the times they served as Madeleine was. As a child of war, Madeleine and her family were forced to leave their homes. When, before the end of the Cold War, a new era of global interdependence was introduced, she became the American voice at the UN and then took the helm of the State Department where she passionately advocated for freedom, democracy, and human rights,” Clinton said in a Twitter post.
According to Clinton’s announcement, Madeleine saw her job as a responsibility, but also a chance to make this world better, and she advocated for an end to ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Kosovo.
”She was most committed to promoting peace, security, and common prosperity; ending ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Kosovo, and supporting NATO expansion in Central Europe,” he wrote.
At the end of the announcement, Clinton sent his condolences to her daughters, Alice, Anne, and Katie, her grandchildren, brother John, sister Kathy, and everyone who loved her.