Carter receives statesmanship award

June 14, 2019

Share this Article

Ambassador Cui calls on people to continue building even stronger and more stable ties

Former US president Jimmy Carter has been selected to receive the first statesmanship award by the foundation of former Republican president George H.W. Bush, at an event where participants called for wisdom and vision to put right the relationship of the world’s top two economies.

As the 94-year-old Carter is recovering from a hip injury, his son, Chip Carter, accepted the award on his behalf on Wednesday.

In recognition of his “monumental and enduring contributions” to the advancement of US-China relations, the George H.W. Bush Foundation for US-China Relations presented the inaugural George H.W. Bush Award for Statesmanship in US-China Relations to the former Democratic president.

“President Bush and I agreed that the relationship between the United States and China is of utmost importance. I am grateful for his administration’s invaluable support of my post-presidential efforts with China,” Carter said in a statement.