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Joe Biden calls Mikhail Gorbachev 'rare leader' who made world safer

"These were the acts of a rare leader – one with the imagination to see that a different future was possible and the courage to risk his entire career to achieve it," Biden said in a statement, referring to Gorbachev's democratic reforms. "The result was a safer world and greater freedom for millions of people."

August 31, 2022 / 07:41 AM IST
File image of US President Joe Biden (Image: Reuters)

File image of US President Joe Biden (Image: Reuters)

US President Joe Biden hailed former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who passed away Wednesday in Moscow aged 91, as a "rare leader" who made the world safer.

"These were the acts of a rare leader – one with the imagination to see that a different future was possible and the courage to risk his entire career to achieve it," Biden said in a statement, referring to Gorbachev's democratic reforms. "The result was a safer world and greater freedom for millions of people."
AFP
first published: Aug 31, 2022 07:41 am
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