Former Democratic President of the United States Jimmy Carter, 98, began receiving hospice care at his home After a series of brief hospital stays, he announced his foundation, the Carter Center, on Saturday in a statement posted on his Twitter account.
The ex-president “has decided to remain in his home for the remaining time, surrounded by his family, where he will receive palliative care instead of submitting to a medical intervention”, indicates the text of the foundation.
The decision, points out the center, It was taken “with the full support of his family and his medical team.” Carter is the longest-serving former president after leaving the White House, which he held from 1977-1981 until his defeat by Republican Ronald Reagan.
He was the 39th President of the United States and his tenure was marked by major successes in foreign policy, such as the treaties on the Panama Canal, the Camp David Peace Accords (peace treaty between Egypt and Israel), the SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union and the establishment of diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China.
— The Carter Center (@CarterCenter) February 18, 2023
In domestic policy, his government created the ministries of Energy and Education and strengthened legislation on environmental protection.
In 2002, Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. for his humanitarian work.
In the statement, The former president’s family asks for privacy and appreciates the expressions of affection received.