Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong has sent a message to his British counterpart David Cameron to express his deep sorrow over the passing away of former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher on April 8.

Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong said the death of Baroness Thatcher was the great loss of a political figure for the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The message read “On behalf of the Lao government and people, and on my own behalf, I would like to express our deep condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the government and people of the UK as well as the bereaved family,”

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Madame Sounthone Sayachack, on behalf of the Lao government on Wednesday the 10th of April signed a book of condolence at the UK Embassy in Vientiane, which recently opened.

Baroness Thatcher was a British politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office.

LNTV Lao News broadcast on 11/4/2013