President János Áder has sent Hungary’s condolences to President Trump over the death of former US President George H.W. Bush.
The president said he was deeply saddened by learning of the death of the US’s 41st president, calling him a “highly regarded statesman”.
President Áder said George H.W. Bush played an outstanding role in shaping the history of the late 20th century, noting the former US president’s immense contribution to a peaceful ending of the cold war and support for post-Soviet states in building a free and democratic system.
The Hungarian people will keep special memory of his visits to Budapest during which he spoke out as an advocate for multiparty democracy, the president said. George H.W. Bush was the first US president to visit Hungary, in 1989.
President Áder said the passing of Bush is a great loss not only to the US, but to all of its allies and friends.