Poland’s president en route to pay tribute to late George HW Bush

The late US president George HW Bush’s funeral that will take place on Wednesday in Washington DC will be attended by President Andrzej Duda and former Polish president Lech Wałęsa.

On Monday, Lech Wałęsa asked President Duda and the Polish Foreign Ministry for help to organise the flight to the US.

“At 3 pm, President Andrzej Duda accepted this application and before 8 pm the details of the flight were agreed,” Błażej Spychalski, the spokesperson for the Polish President Andrzej Duda, tweeted.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was one of Poland’s officials who tweeted his condolences: “I received… the news of the death of George HW Bush, the 41st president of the US, a just leader and model American patriot.”

Former President of Poland, Lech Wałęsa also wrote a statement regarding the death of the former US president.

“It is with great sadness that I learnt of the death of a friend of Poland, President George Bush. Amongst all the world leaders of that time, he was the one, who did the most to defeat communism and help Poland out,” tweeted Lech Wałęsa. “He will remain in our hearts and memories.”

George HW Bush, the 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd, died on Friday night at his home in Houston. He was 94.

The funeral ceremony will take place on Wednesday at 11 am local time in Washington DC National Cathedral. The President of the US and the First Lady, representatives of governments, diplomats, as well as relatives of the deceased, will attend.