Karzai: Thatcher one of the greatest ever leaders

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said: "Prime Minister Thatcher was one of the greatest leaders the world knew.”

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai praised Baroness Thatcher. Credit: CARL COURT/PA Archive

He added that she would always be remembered in history as a strong leader who had truly served her country, particularly in strengthening the UK’s economy.

Karzai offered his condolences to the family, friends, relatives.

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US: Maggie 'champion of liberty'

US President Barack Obama has led global tributes to Lady Thatcher, saying the "world has lost one of the great champions of freedom and liberty".