Adel Al-Jubeir on George H.W. Bush: US lost a statesman, we have lost a friend

Adel al-Jubeir addressing a press conference in Beijing on July 10, 2018. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel Al-Jubeir has expressed condolence over the demise of former US president George H.W. Bush.

“On his death, US has lost a statesman and KSA lost a friend,” Adel Al-Jubeir said in a tweet on Thursday.

The tweet further said: “During his presidency, the Cold War ended, Germany reunified, Kuwait liberated from brutal invasion, the Madrid peace process began, and he did much for his nation”.

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Earlier on Monday, King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia offered their condolences to the American President Donald Trump on Monday following the death of President George H. W. Bush.

Former US president George H.W. Bush, who helped steer America through the end of the Cold War, has died at age 94, his family announced late Friday.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath says Bush died shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. The nation’s 41st president served from 1989 to 1993, and eight years later watched his son George W. became the 43rd president.

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