The leaders of the past and present world have told former President George H.W. Bush, who died on Friday at the age of 94 years.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, described Bush as a "real partner" during his time working on the conclusion of the Cold War.
"We had a chance to work together in the years of great change," Gorbachev said in a statement to the Russian news agency Interfax. "It was a dramatic time that demanded a great deal of responsibility from everyone, and the result was an end to the cold War and the nuclear arms race. "
British Prime Minister Theresa May called Bush" a true friend "to the United Kingdom, whose" statesmanship, wisdom and friendship are greatly missed. "[1
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May's predecessor David Cameron called Bush "a warm-hearted n, generous American patriot ".
Tony Blair, another former British Prime Minister, called Bush "an exceptional and exemplary official." President Bush was an extraordinary and exemplary official. A man dedicated to his country, for whose values it stands best and makes the world better, more stable and peaceful. My deepest sympathy goes to his family – Tony Blair https://t.co/aGKjJBBNoz[19459004-TonyBlairInstitute(@InstituteGC) December 1, 2018
While another former British Prime Minister John Major – in office from 1990 to In 1997, Bush praised Bush for serving with compassion, courage, dignity and grace. "As President, he saw America's commitment to the world and kept it – and remained in the civil service until his death," Major added.
French President Emmanuel Macron called Bush a "great leader".
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called him "the architect of German unity."
Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the head of Afghanistan, said Bush was a "great friend and friend" supporter of Afghanistan.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised Bush as a "leading statesman in a critical world" history.