Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the passing away of George H. W. Bush

Former US President George H. W. Bush was one of the statesmen to have made the United States more than just an ally in the world: a point of reference, a friend.

He will be remembered for the key role he played in international affairs, helping to end the Cold War, reducing the nuclear threat in Europe, and contributing to forge a rules based system.

My thoughts are with his family, friends and the people of the United States.