Jimmy Carter, Ex-President of United States of America (USA) won the inaugural George H. W. Bush Award for Statesmanship in recognition of his contributions to relations between U.S. and China.
George H. W. Bush Award is conferred by George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S. China Relations.
Jimmy Carter will receive inaugural George H. W. Bush Award for Statesmanship in U.S.-China Relations at a private award ceremony which is scheduled on June 12 at the Carter Center in Atlanta.
This award goes to people who have made ‘very great contributions to the development of constructive and mutually beneficial relations’ between the U.S and the People’s Republic of China.
Jimmy Carter was a former governor of Georgia (1971-1975) and later served as 39th president of United from 1977-1981. He also served as University Distinguished Professor at Emory for 37 years.
During his tenure, Joint Communiqué on Establishment of Diplomatic Relations was signed on 1 January 1979 which stated official beginning of Diplomatic relation between US and China. The two countries would open Embassies on 1st March 1979. He also announced withdrawal of all U.S. military personnel from Taiwan and end to Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty signed with China.