The former Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, will receive yet another award, the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour. Said White House press secretary Dana Perino:
The President is honouring these leaders for their work to improve the lives of their citizens and their efforts to promote democracy, human rights and peace abroad ...It follows a string of previous awards in recogntion of the former Prime Minister efforts to make the world a safer place. In 2005, Prime Minister John Howard was presented with the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars Award, an unprecedented honour for a serving leader and person outside of America and Europe. Then just over a year ago, he was presented with the 2008 Irving Kristol Award, only the second time the award was presented to a foreignor. And just over 3 months ago John Howard was awarded the Winston S Churchill Medal of Freedom at a ceremony in Los Angeles.
This latest award represents another remarkable achievement for one of this country's best Prime Minister's.
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