Obama expressed his condolences in connection with the death of Bush Sr.

© REUTERS / StringerБывший U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush. Archival photoObama expressed his condolences in connection with the death of Bush Sr.© REUTERS / Stringer

Ex-US President Barack Obama expressed his condolences in connection with demise of the 41st U.S. President George H. W. Bush.

Earlier, George W. Bush announced the death of his father.

«America has lost a patriot and humble servant George Herbert Walker Bush. Our hearts are full of sadness today. But they are also filled with gratitude not only for the years that he spent in the post of our 41st President, but for more than 70 years of his devoted service to the country he loved,» reads the statement of the 44th President of the United States, published in Twitter.

«Our thoughts today are with the entire Bush family and all who were inspired by the examples of George and Barbara,» wrote Obama.

Bush took the presidency, 1989-1993. International policies pursued by the Bush, marked by military operations conducted in Panama, the Philippines and the Persian Gulf. The elder Bush also served as the 11th Director of the Central intelligence Agency (1976-1977) and the 43rd Vice President of the United States (1981-1989). In April of this year, has left the life of the wife of Bush — Barbara Bush, with whom he lived 73 years.

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