IndiaMadeleine Albright, America's first female Secretary of State, has died at 84

Madeleine Albright, America’s first female Secretary of State, has died at 84

Madeleine Albright, America's first female Secretary of State, has died of cancer.

Washington: Madeleine Albright, America’s first female secretary of state, has died of cancer, her family say. He is 84 years old.

Her family wrote on Madeleine Albright’s Twitter page, ‘Madeleine Albright, the 64th Secretary of State of the United States and the first woman to hold that position, has died of cancer.

He is surrounded by family and friends. We have lost a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. ‘

In 2012, President Barack Obama presented Albright with the country’s highest civilian award, the Independence Medal.

Albright was a central figure in Former President Bill Clinton’s administration, first serving as US ambassador to the UN before becoming the nation’s top diplomat in his second term.

Madeleine Albright championed the expansion of NATO, pushed for the alliance to intervene in the Balkans to stop genocide and ethnic cleansing, sought to reduce the spread of nuclear weapons, and championed human rights and democracy across the globe.

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