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Cablegate: Burma: Nld Messages for President Bush And

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHGO #0900 3240910
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 190910Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY RANGOON
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8426
INFO RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC

UNCLAS RANGOON 000900

SIPDIS

STATE FOR S/ES-CR AND S/ES-O; NSC FOR ELIZABETH PHU

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPDC PREL OVIP
SUBJECT: BURMA: NLD MESSAGES FOR PRESIDENT BUSH AND
PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA

REF: STATE 118192

1. (U) On November 19, the National League for Democracy
(NLD) delivered to Embassy Rangoon a message of
congratulations to President-elect Obama on behalf of Aung
San Suu Kyi and the other members of the party's Central
Executive Committee. Pursuant to State 118192 we attach
below the text of the message, a hard copy of which we are
forwarding via diplomatic pouch to S/ES-CR.

BEGIN TEXT:

National League for Democracy
No 97/B West Shwe gone daing Street
Bahan Township, Rangoon

November 19, 2008

Mr. Barrack (sic) Hussein Obama,
President-elect of the United States of America.

Dear President-elect Barrack (sic) Obama,

On behalf of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the
National League for Democracy (NLD) including the leader of
our country's democratic movement, Nobel Laureate Daw Aung
San Suu Kyi, I take the honour in congratulating you on your
success in the United States Presidential Election as the
44th President of the United States of America.

Yours respectfully,

Aung Shwe
Chairman
NLD

END TEXT

2. (U) The NLD also asked Embassy Rangoon to deliver the
following message to President Bush. We will forward a hard
copy via pouch to S/ES-CR and the NSC:

BEGIN TEXT:

National League for Democracy
No 97/B West Shwe gone daing Street
Bahan Township, Rangoon

November 19, 2008

His Excellency Mr. George W. Bush
President of the United States of America

Excellency, Mr. President,

On behalf of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the
National League for Democracy (NLD) including leader (sic) of
our country's democratic movement Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San
Suu Kyi, I would like to heartily thank Your Excellency and
the First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush for your unwavering support
and sympathy given to the people of Burma and their struggles
for democracy and human's right (sic) in this country.

We believe that the people of Burma will always remember the
policy support given by your administration during eight
years of the tenure (sic).

Yours respectfully,

Aung Shwe
Chairman
NLD

END TEXT
VAJDA

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