Former President Jimmy Carter honored with statesmanship award

June 12, 2019

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Former President Jimmy Carter can add another accolade to his name. 

The George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S. China Relations gave him the inaugural George H. W. Bush Award for Statesmanship in U.S.-China Relations.

Wednesday’s event was held in Atlanta at The Carter Center.

David Firestein, president and Chief Executive Officer of the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations, said the award recognizes individuals who have made profound contributions that have been beneficial to China relations.

And whose actions exemplify the highest attributes and values in true statesmanship as embodied by the life and service of President Bush,” he added.  “President Carter was the Bush China Foundation’s unanimous choice to be the first ever recipient of this award.”