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Cablegate: Fourth of July Congratulatory Message From

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031348Z Jul 00


UNCLASSIFIED PTQ2792

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FM AMEMBASSY HARARE
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6498
INFO NSC WASHDC IMMEDIATE

UNCLAS HARARE 003615

SIPDIS

NSC FOR SENIOR AFRICA DIRECTOR GAYLE SMITH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPDC PREL PGOV ZI US
SUBJECT: FOURTH OF JULY CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE FROM
PRESIDENT MUGABE


ON JULY 3, EMBASSY RECEIVED UNDER COVER OF A DIPLOMATIC NOTE
THE FOLLOWING CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT MUGABE
TO PRESIDENT CLINTON. THE ORIGINAL WILL BE POUCHED TO AF/S.

BEGIN TEXT:

HIS EXCELLENCY MR. WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

YOUR EXCELLENCY

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ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE OF THE REPUBLIC OF
ZIMBABWE AND ON MY OWN BEHALF, I EXTEND TO YOU, AND TO THE
GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, OUR
WARM CONGRATULATIONS ON THE OCCASION OF THE TWO HUNDRED AND
TWENTY FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF YOUR COUNTRY'S INDEPENDENCE.

I TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO RE-AFFIRM THE GOOD RELATIONS
ENJOYED BY OUR TWO COUNTRIES AND TO EXPRESS OUR HOPE THAT
THEY WILL CONTINUE TO BE EXPANDED AND STRENGTHENED IN THE
YEARS AHEAD.

I WISH YOU PERSONAL GOOD HEALTH AND PEACE, PROGRESS AND
PROSPERITY FOR THE PEOPLE OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

PLEASE ACCEPT, YOUR EXCELLENCY, THE ASSURANCES OF MY HIGHEST
CONSIDERATION.

ROBERT GABRIEL MUGABE
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE

END TEXT.

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