Kelvin Davis to represent New Zealand at Bush Funeral
Minister Kelvin Davis will represent the New Zealand
Government at Wednesday’s state funeral for President
George H. W. Bush, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced
President Bush passed away at the weekend at
the age of 94. He served as President of the United States
of America from 1989 to 1993.
“The United States
is an important partner to New Zealand. It’s appropriate
we honour the passing of a former US President with senior
Government representation at his state funeral,” Jacinda
Minister Davis, who is currently in
the United States taking part in activities related to his
tourism portfolio, will extend his trip to attend the
funeral, joining American and international dignitaries and
members of the Bush family at the service to be held at the
National Cathedral in Washington,
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