LIBERIA: President Weah Signs Book of Condolence for George H.W. Bush

President George Manneh Weah signs the Book of Condolence in honor of fallen former US President George Harvey Walker Bush (Photo: FPA)

Liberian President George Manneh Weah has signed the Book of Condolence in honor of fallen former US President George Harvey Walker Bush.

Mr. Bush, who served as the 41st US President between 1989 and 1993, died on Friday, November 30, at the age of 94.

The Liberian leader, accompanied by an array of government officials on Tuesday, December 4, joined other Liberians to perform the solemn task as a mark of respect for a US President who was amply supportive of the Liberian peace process during his administration.

According to a presidential release issued Wednesday, President Weah had earlier expressed profound regrets for the passing of Mr. Bush and extended heartfelt sympathy to the Government and people of the United States.

He described the former US President as “a great statesman and a great patriot” whose passing has left a deep void in the hearts of many Americans and the world at large.

“His contributions to humanity and peace building helped make the world a better place, and the people of Liberia are grateful for the leadership role he played in contributing towards peace and stability during our early days of turmoil,” President Weah said.


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.