Taipei, The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the de facto U.S. embassy in Taiwan, announced Monday that it will set up a local condolence book in memory of the late U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30.
In a press release, AIT, which represents U.S. interests in Taiwan in the absence of official diplomatic ties, said the condolence book for the 41st president of the United States will be available from Tuesday to Thursday for signing at the American Center.
The American Center, located at Room 2101 of Taipei's International Trade Building on Keelung Road, Section 1, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday for those who wish to sign the book, the AIT said.
The death was confirmed by family spokesman Jim McGrath, who said Bush died shortly after 10 p.m. Friday in Houston. He was 94.
Bush was the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993. After leaving office in January 1993, Bush and his wife Barbara visited Taiwan for three days in December.
President Tsai Ing-wen (???) extended her condolences Saturday to the Bush family, describing the former president as a longtime friend of Taiwan.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel