Cablegate: Spain--Congratulatory Message to The
R 181600Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY MADRID
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 5598
UNCLAS MADRID 001216
DEPARTMENT FOR S/ES-CR, S/ES-O, AND EUR/WE
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPDC PREL OVIP SP
SUBJECT: SPAIN--CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO THE
1. Post has received a congratulatory letter from
the former Prime Minister of Spain Felipe Gonzalez
addressed to President-elect Barack Obama. The
original and informal translation will be sent to the
Department, attention S/ES-CR, via registered pouch,
number 6340142. English text of the letter follows.
2. Begin text:
Mr. Barack Obama
United States of America
Mr. President, please accept my warmest
congratulations on your electoral victory, a result of
the groundswell of expectations and hopes that took
shape many months before.
The U.S. people have valued your proposals for the
future. Your victory brings a change and is a
milestone in the history of the United States.
I wish you all the best for your mandate, your
government, your country and the world in general.
Congratulations to you and to your team.
//s// Felipe Gonzalez
Former Prime Minister of Spain