BELGIUM—(ENEWSPF)—08 April 2013. The following statement was issued today by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen:
“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.
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.”