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By Nation Reporter

VICE PRESIDENT Inonge Wina has described former US President George Walker Bush senior as a distinguished selfless statesman who immensely contributed to world peace.

Mrs Wina in her message of condolences eulogized President Bush as a great world leader.

She said the late Bush had a long rich history of patriotism and public service.

The Vice President prayed that God comforts the bereaved family, United Stats citizens in this difficult time.

“On behalf of President Edgar Lungu, the people of the republic of Zambia and indeed on my own behalf I wish to convey our sincere and heartfelt condolences on the demise of the 41st President of the United States, she added.

American Ambassador to Zambia Daniel Foote thanked the Government for their sympathy following the demise of the former President Bush senior.

“We really appreciate the partnerships and greatly appreciate the Vice President for taking her time to offer her condolences,” Mr Foote said.

The ambassador told Journalists shortly after Ms Wina wrote a message of condolences in the book at the American Embassy in Lusaka yesterday that Americans were comforted by the gesture of sympathy shown.

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