Bush was a patriot – Lungu

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says former US president George H. W. Bush will be remembered for his persistent fight for peace, security and stability in the world which he made with dedicated service throughout his tenure.

President Lungu conveyed his condolences to US President Donald Trump and the Bush family on the passing away of Bush Senior who died last Friday.

“It is with a deep sense of sorrow that l learnt of the death of president George H.W. Bush, the former president of your country, who passed away on 30th November 2018. On behalf of the government, the people of the Republic of Zambia and indeed on my own behalf, l wish to express our heartfelt condolences to Your Excellency, the entire Bush family and to the people of the United States of America,” President Lungu said in a statement issued by his special assistant for press and public relations Amos Chanda.

President Lungu described the late Bush as a patriot who served as a shining example of service to his country with humility, grace and decency.

He said as Zambia joins the rest of the world in mourning a distinguished leader, he prayed that the Almighty God grants the bereaved family and the people of the United States strength and comfort during the difficult moment.

“Please accept, Your Excellency, our deepest condolences and the assurance of my highest consideration,” said President Lungu.

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