Former US President Jimmy Carter 'receiving palliative care'

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In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter teaches catechism at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia.

L& #x27;Former US President Jimmy Carter, 98, is receiving “palliative care” at his home, where he wants to spend his remaining time after a series of hospitalizations, his foundation said on Saturday. /p>

He is the oldest living US president.

The former Democratic leader, who held the White House from 1977 to 1981, chose to stay at home, surrounded by loved ones, rather than undergo further medical procedures, the Carter Center said in a statement. .

The Carter family wishes to preserve their privacy, it was clarified.

In a tweet published on Saturday, his grandson , Jason Carter, said he saw both of his grandparents yesterday. They are at peace and, as always, their home is full of love, he assured.

Many elected officials hastened to salute the career of the president, elected to the White House in 1976, in an America still marked by the Watergate scandal which had pushed President Nixon to resign.

You are a blessing to our country, cheered Democratic Senator Tina Smith.

Jimmy Carter served only one term as president .

Artisan of the Camp David agreements which led, in March 1979, to the signing of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, he had been strongly criticized in his country during the taking of American hostages in Iran in 1979-1980.

After leaving the White House, Jimmy Carter founded The Carter Center in 1982 to promote development, health, and conflict resolution around the world.< /p>

A tireless traveler, he was found everywhere: in Mexico, Peru, Nicaragua or East Timor.

In 2002, he received the Nobel Peace Prize, notably for his decades of tireless efforts to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts.

L' former White House tenant, who often speaks about his Christian faith, had previously suffered from a series of health problems that required him to be hospitalized several times in 2019.

The same year, he became the first American president in history to reach the age of 95.

Jimmy Carter was not present for Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony in January 2021, traditionally attended by former US presidents.

In 1976, Joe Biden , then a young senator from Delaware, was one of the first elected officials to support Jimmy Carter in his race for the presidency.

In April 2021, Jimmy Carter received Joe Biden in his small town native of Plains, in the State of Georgia, where he resides since his departure from Washington.

The former head of state does not was not shown in front of reporters on this occasion, but his wife Rosalynn, who was using a walker, was spotted alongside the Biden couple.

Two months later, the Carter couple had celebrated 75 years of marriage. The former president and his wife had met in 1945 through the Democrat's little sister, who was then a student at the Annapolis Naval Academy.


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