Madeleine Albright , the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state

According to her relatives, she died of cancer on Wednesday at the age of 84.

President Bill Clinton nominated Albright for Secretary of State, and she served in that position from 1997 to 2001

She was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 1993 to 1997

We were partners and friends striving to welcome the world as it remade itself in the aftermath of the Cold War.

President Joe Biden said in a statement that "we must welcome newly liberated countries into NATO and face the crimes of genocide in the Balkans."

When I think about Madeleine, I'm reminded of her unwavering belief that "America is the indispensable nation."

Albright was described as "one of the finest Secretaries of State" by President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a statement.

"An great United Nations Ambassador, a smart academic, and a remarkable human being."

Madeleine and her family were forced to abandon their home twice as children in war-torn Europe, according to the Clintons.

"When the Cold War ended and a new era of global interdependence began, she became America's voice at the United Nations."

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She later became the Secretary of State, where she was an outspoken advocate for freedom, democracy, and human rights.

Albright's commitment to "stopping ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Kosovo" was praised by the Clintons.

Assisting NATO's expansion into Central Europe; combating the spread of nuclear weapons

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