Passing of Warren Christopher

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
March 19, 2011
Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher

More:Statement by the President on the Passing of Warren Christopher

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton issued a statement on the passing of Warren Christopher, who served as U.S. Secretary of State from 1993 to 1997. Secretary Clinton said:

"I was deeply saddened by the passing of my friend and predecessor Warren Christopher. The longer I spend in this job, the deeper my appreciation grows for the giants who came before. Warren was a diplomat's diplomat -- talented, dedicated and exceptionally wise. As well as anyone in his generation, he understood the subtle interplay of national interests, fundamental values and personal dynamics that drive diplomacy. Along with the late Richard Holbrooke, Warren led the effort to bring peace to the Balkans in the 1990s. Over his long career in public service, he also helped establish diplomatic relations with China, oversaw the expansion of NATO, worked tirelessly for peace in the Middle East, and championed human rights around the world. America is safer and the world is more peaceful because of his service.

"In addition to being a great statesman, Warren was also a dear friend. I relied on his advice and experience over many years. Today my thoughts and prayers are with Warren's beloved wife Marie, their four children, and the entire Christopher family."

Comments

Comments

Jonathan B.
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California, USA
March 20, 2011

Jonathan B. in California writes:

Secretary Christopher will be sorely missed. He was a champion of peace, human rights, and sterngthening inter-community relations. He has made a great impact on both American diplomacy and California civics.

Claire
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New York, USA
March 20, 2011

Claire in New York writes:

RIP Mr. Christopher.

pakgye
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South Korea
March 26, 2011

Palgye in South Korea writes:

so late,

mourn to Former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher

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