Former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has died of cancer at the age of 84. Let her family know Twitter⁇
Albright served as Secretary of State in the administration of President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001. She was the first woman in American history to hold that position. Prior to becoming Minister, he served as US Ambassador to the United Nations. Besides English, he also spoke good French, Czech, Russian, German and Polish.
Albright traveled to Pyongyang in 2000 to meet with then-President Kim Jong-il in an attempt to end North Korea’s nuclear program. In doing so, he became the first top US diplomat to visit a highly closed country.
‘A Special Place in Hell’
After his tenure as a minister, he devoted himself to creating opportunities for young women. One of his famous proverbs: “Hell has a special place for women who do not help each other.”
Albright was born in Czechoslovakia, a communist country, and fled to the United States from the Nazis at a young age. A few years later, she was granted US citizenship.
The Serbian president behind bars
Albright worked as a diplomat. In that role, he stood alone with bold statements about the genocides in Rwanda and Bosnia and Herzegovina, where the United States struggled to take a stand.
In 1993, Albright became US Ambassador to the United Nations. In that role, too, he continued to push for concrete steps to resolve the conflict between Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. This eventually led to the imprisonment of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic and other Bosnian Serbian leaders.
In 2003 Albright published his memoir Secretary MadamAlso served as a professor at Georgetown University.
The Democrat passed away in the presence of his family and friends.
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