Rasmussen: Thatcher was ‘a powerful advocate of NATO and the transatlantic bond’

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President Ronald Reagan at NATO headquarters in Brussels, November 1985

From Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO:  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. 

Statement by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on the death of Baroness Thatcher.  (photo: Scott Stewart/AP)

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