Gorbachev hails Bush for role in ending Cold War

Mikhail Gorbachev

George HW Bush, America's 41st President (1989-1993) whose presidency marked the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait and saw the collapse of the Soviet Union, died late Friday night at his Houston home, his family said. His passing came seven months after the April 17, 2018, death of his wife, Barbara, to whom he was married for 73 years.

Praise for former United States president George H.W. Bush, poured in on Saturday hours after his death at 94 at his Houston home.

The conference was mainly symbolic, but it set the stage for the Oslo Accords two years later.

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

In this November 11, 2014, file photo, former President George H.W. Bush acknowledges the crowd at his presidential library before his son former President George W. Bush discusses his new book "41: A Portrait of My Father" in College Station, Texas.

At the time of his death, Bush was the American president to have lived the longest.

"I will be forever grateful for the friendship we formed,"said former USA president Bill Clinton".

According to Bush's office, funeral arrangement will be announced soon.

Praise is coming in for former President George H.W. Bush from another member of that club.

Former prime minister Bob Hawke also paid tribute, saying "George Bush was a good friend of mine whom I admired as a man of decency and charm, an outstanding president in a hard era".

This lesson is a salient one at a time when relations between the US and Russian Federation have hit their lowest point since the Cold War and Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have called for substantial investments in new nuclear weapons, risking a return to an arms race.

Bush was a fighter pilot in World War II after graduating from Yale.

One saw him shot down by Japanese anti-aircraft fire over the Pacific, leaving him to be rescued by a U.S. submarine.

January made 25 years since president George Herbert Walker Bush left office, and this museum will forever serve as memorial and tribute to his impressive political career, his devotion to family and his lifelong public service before, during and after the presidency. They are only the second father-and-son chief executives, following John Adams and John Quincy Adams.

He lost two races for a U.S. Senate seat but Bush's star continued to rise within the Republican Party.

James A. Baker III, Bush's secretary of State and a close adviser, expressed his appreciation of the former president's contribution and legacy.

In 2011, Obama awarded Bush the highest United States civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.



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