George Bush Snr: The man who brought the world in from the cold

The Maltese government expressed its sincere condolences to the American people and the family of the former President of the United States George Herbert Walker Bush who at 94 years of age left this world in Dallas, Texas.

In a tweet Minister for Foreign Affairs Carmelo Abela described the 41st US President as “a patriot who believed the U.S. should lead the world as a positive force.”

Twenty-nine years ago (between the 2 and 3 of December)  the world was focused on Malta  during what became known as the Malta Summit just a few weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall. During the meeting Bush and his U.S.S.R. counterpart Mikhail Gorbachev declared the end of the Cold War.

The arrival of George W.H.Bush at the Malta international Airport on 1st December 1989 greeted by the then President Ċensu Tabone:

 

George H.W. Bush with the then Prime Minister Eddie Fenech Adami at the Auberge de Castille:

 

Various people took to social media to pay tribute to the man that changed the face of global foreign policy in the 1990s.

 

Emmanuel Macron decribed him as a “grand dirigeant” great leader:

 

Bill Clinton the 42nd President of the United thanks him for his friendship and love:

 

The U.S. President Donald Trump describes him as an authentic that always thrives to set higher bars:

Whilst the tenor Joseph Calleja reminisces his meeting with the former President after a performance in Houston, Texas: