King Mohammed VI has addressed a message of condolences to US President Donald Trump on the death of former US President George H.W. Bush.
Rabat – In a message on Saturday, the King said that he learned “with great sorrow the sad news” of the death of H.W. Bush.
The monarch then expressed deep condolences and sincere feelings of compassion to the family of the former US president.
King Mohammed VI also welcomed the strong ties of friendship and mutual respect that existed between Bush and late King Hassan II. He added that the friendship contributed to strengthening the diplomatic and strategic partnership between Washington and Rabat.
The 41st president of the US died at the age of 94. His son and also former US President George Bush said in a statement issued on November 30: “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear dad has died.”
Statement by the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, on the passing of his father this evening at the age 94. pic.twitter.com/oTiDq1cE7h
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) December 1, 2018
Bush the son added that his father was “a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for.”
Born in 1924 in Massachusetts, H.W. Bush participated in WWI and also served as vice president during President Ronald Reagan’s two terms (1981-1989). He then went on to win the US Presidential election, serving as president from 1989 to 1993.