Khaleda Zia


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Khaleda Zia born Dinajpur, East Bengal August 15, 1945. First woman prime minister of Bangladesh 1991-6, 2001-6; actively supported UN peacekeeping; under house arrest by opposition 1971.


"We believe that peace around the world can be built and strengthened through enhanced dialogue, tolerance and understanding among peoples." (addressing UN, Sept. 14, 2005; photo bangladeshnationalistparty)