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Condolence book opened for Lady Thatcher at British Embassy in Tajikistan

Margaret Thatcher, the first women Prime Minister of the UK passed away at the age of 87 on 8 April following a stroke.

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Margaret Thatcher - photo provided by Chris Collins of the Margaret Thatcher Foundation

A condolence book had been opened at the British embassy to Tajikistan. The book will be open from 2 pm to 4.45 pm on 9 April and from 9.15 am to 4.45 on 10-12 April.

The Prime Minister David Cameron responded to the news that former Prime Minister Lady Thatcher has died: “It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Lady Thatcher. We have lost a great leader, a great Prime Minister and a great Briton.”

The Foreign Secretary William Hague gave his reaction to the death of Lady Thatcher: “She changed our country forever and all of us owe so much to her. A legacy few will ever equal. Rest in peace Margaret.”

Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Tajikistan, Robin Ord-Smith said: “The United Kingdom has lost one of its most charismatic leaders with the death of Lady Thatcher. She exhibited immense strength of character and determination during her time as Prime Minister. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.”

Published 9 April 2013