Often Strongly Disagreed With Fierce Intellect Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger was perhaps the most famous Secretary of State of modern times.

Washington, USA:

President Joe Biden on Thursday praised the “fierce intellect” of the late legendary US diplomat Henry Kissinger, but in a brief statement stressed that the two often “strongly” disagree.

In a statement, Biden recalled Kissinger’s “fierce intellect and deep strategic focus” and said, “Throughout our careers, we often disagreed, and often strongly.” Kissinger, a former secretary of state and White House adviser, died Wednesday at the age of 100.

Henry Kissinger, the relentlessly ambitious American diplomat who unapologetically promoted American power and helped shape the world after World War II, died Wednesday, his family said. announced by a consulting company. He was 100 years old.

Kissinger, perhaps the most famous secretary of state of modern times, has died at his home in Connecticut, Kissinger Associates announced. Kissinger Associates said the late diplomat amassed a fortune through business support in the decades following his government career.

The paper said Kissinger’s family will hold a private funeral and a memorial service will be held at a later date in New York, where Kissinger grew up after his Jewish family fled Nazi Germany.

The cause of death was not disclosed in the statement. Kissinger continues to be active even after he is over 100 years old, and in July he visited China to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

China was one of Kissinger’s most lasting legacies. Hoping to shake up the Cold War fight against the Soviet Union, Kissinger secretly contacted Beijing, culminating in President Richard Nixon’s historic visit in 1972, after which the United States rose to second place in the world. established relations with isolated countries. -The largest economy and increasing competition from Washington.

Although Mr Kissinger was despised in many parts of the world, China’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday praised the late US diplomat as a “long-time and good friend of the Chinese people”.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said that Kissinger “has long been concerned about and supported the development of China-US relations, visited China more than 100 times, and made historic contributions to promoting the normalization of China-US relations.” ” he said.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan, a U.S. ally, praised Kissinger’s “significant contributions” to peace and stability in Asia, “including the normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and China.”

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