Museveni mourns former U.S. president George Bush

George HW Bush in 2016

Bush, who served in the Oval Office from 1989 to 1993, died Friday night at his home in Houston at the age of 94 - just eight months after the death of his wife of more than 70 years, Barbara Bush.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: "President Bush was a true ally of the United Kingdom, from his service with the US Navy during World War II, to his commitment to the transatlantic alliance while in high office during a time of dramatic change in the world".

"President George H.W. Bush´s ethos of public service was the guiding thread of his life and an example to us all".

As they leave mementos they are reflecting on Bush's impact, and how inseparable the former President and first lady were.

President Ilham Aliyev also expressed condolences to George Walker Bush, the 43rd President of the US.

Mr Bush's grandson, George P Bush, recalled fond memories of his grandfather, known to him as Gampy.

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"I pay tribute to George Bush's contribution towards this historic achievement. I'm not an apologize-for-America kind of guy".

Former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev wrote: "It was a time of great change, demanding great responsibility from everyone". The result was the end of the Cold War and the arms race...

"I have often told my children 'If you want a role model in your life - look to President George Herbert Walker Bush, '" said former vice president, Dan Quayle, as reported by NBC news. I recall being deeply touched by your father's concern for the Tibetan people and the situation in Tibet. He supported it from the beginning without reservations.

Pop singer Cher made peace with Bush, who she regretted calling "Poppy". "Receiving "Bush 41" & his wonderful wife Barbara at No10 was a huge honour that I will never forget".

Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor who ran as the Republican candidate for vice president in 2008, tweeted: "What a life ... full of love of family ... strong faith ... nothing's more important".

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