World mourns death of ex-US president Bush

07 December, 2018, 06:19 | Author: Charlene Valdez
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Clinton adds that Bush never stopped serving even after leaving office, working on tsunami relief in Asia and within the USA after Hurricane Katrina. On September 23, 1992, the United States conducted its last underground nuclear weapon test at the Nevada Test Site.

"Former President George H W Bush was passionate about strong relations between India and USA".

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his condolences over the death of the 41st President of the Unites States George HW Bush, who died on Friday at the age of 94, in a statement published on the Kremlin website.

Meanwhile, President Macron Emmanuel of France has described Mr Bush as a world leader, who strongly supported the European alliance.

"Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service- to be, in his words, "a thousand points of lights" illuminating the greatness, hope, and opportunity of America to the world".

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Bush Snr, a Second World War veteran, was born George Herbert Walker Bush in Milton, Massachusetts, on 12 June 1924.

They also praise the former president for guiding the nation and the world to a "peaceful and victorious conclusion of the Cold War". "And through all that he accomplished, he remained humble, following the quiet call to service that gave him a clear sense of direction".

"On Uganda's and my own behalf, I join the Americans and the rest of the world to mourn the passing of His Excellency George H.W. Bush", Mr. Museveni twitted.

"I am profoundly grateful for every minute I spent with President Bush and will always hold our friendship as one of my life's greatest gifts", Clinton said in a statement.

The Obamas credited him with "expanding America's promise to new immigrants and people with disabilities".

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said, "We will never forget his contribution to our reunion."The late president was an ardent supporter of a unified Germany as well as Western Europe as the Cold War unraveled in the early 1990s".

In August 1990 he responded to Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, creating a national coalition led by the USA that liberated the oil-rich yet tiny nation but stopped short of toppling the Iraqi dictator. Eight years later, as he accepted the Republican Party's nomination for president in 1988, Bush pleaded for a "kinder, and gentler nation".

Mr. Bush had also been a World War II hero, Texas congressman, Central Intelligence Agency director, and Ronald Reagan's vice president.

Only one other USA president, John Adams, had a son who also became president.

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