Polish President sends condolences after death of George H.W.Bush
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President Andrzej Duda has forwarded condolences to President Donald Trump following the death of George H.W. Bush, the former President of the United States.
"Statesman, WW2 veteran, Cold War warrior and honorary citizen of my native Kraków, he was always a great friend of Poland and Poles" wrote President Duda. He also recalled the words spoken by President Bush at the monument to shipyard workers in Gdańsk when he visited Poland in 1989: "To those who think that hopes can be forever suppressed, I say: Let them look at Poland! To those who think that freedom can be forever denied, I say: Let them look at Poland! And to those who think that dreams can be forever repressed, I say: Look at Poland! For here in Poland, the dream is alive."
"Those words remain for us a great source of inspiration" wrote President Duda wrote in his message of condolences.
On a personal note, President Duda recalled in a tweet his first encounter with George H.W.Bush when he was visiting Kraków in 1987 and touring the Old Town square. "I was in the crowd and I felt the wind of freedom blowing. I remember President Bush smiling and waving. Soon after freedom really came. Thank you, Mr.President".