President Iohannis, message of condolence to American counterpart upon death of George H.W. Bush

Bucharest, Dec 1 /Agerpres/ - President Klaus Iohannis sent, on Saturday, a message of condolence to his American counterpart, Donald Trump, upon the death of the 41st President of the United States of America, George H.W. Bush, in which he states that the latter was "a great leader and a true statesman".

"I learned with profound sadness of the passing of the 41st President of the United States of America, the honorable George H.W. Bush. In these tough moments, I address my condolences to you, to the grieving family and the entire American nation who lost a great leader and a true statesman. President George H.W. Bush left a particularly valuable political legacy, for Eastern Europe and Romania also, influencing greatly the destinies of the countries that were part of the Soviet bloc. Through his courageous vision and political commitment he contributed decisively to the end of the Cold War and determined radical democratic transformations in Eastern Europe. Due to his untiring efforts, Romania, together with the other states in the Soviet bloc, regained its freedom and started the path of European and Euro-Atlantic integration, returning to the family of values it naturally belonged to," the message of President Iohannis shows.

The head of state also states that George H.W. Bush was a "great friend to our country, setting down the bases of what would transform, years later, into a profound and valuable Strategic partnership between the United States of America and Romania."

The former American President George H.W. Bush died at the age of 94, his son, former President George W. Bush, announced on Friday evening. AGERPRES (RO - author: Florentina Peia, editor: Mirela Barbulescu; EN - editor: Razvan-Adrian Pandea)

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