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Cablegate: Congratulatory Letter From President Mugabe To

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301224Z Jan 01


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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPDC ZI
SUBJECT: CONGRATULATORY LETTER FROM PRESIDENT MUGABE TO
PRESIDENT BUSH


1. FOLLOWING IS THE TEXT OF A CONGRATULATORY LETTER FROM
PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE TO PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH THAT
THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS HANDED TO CHARGE
D'AFFAIRES ON JANUARY 30. POST WILL POUCH THE ORIGINAL
TO AF/S.

2. BEGIN TEXT:

22ND JANUARY, 2001

HIS EXCELLENCY MR. GEORGE W. BUSH
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
WASHINGTON D.C.
UNCLASSIFIED

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

YOUR EXCELLENCY,

ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE OF THE REPUBLIC OF
ZIMBABWE AND ON MY OWN BEHALF, I CONVEY OUR SINCERE
CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ON YOUR INAUGURATION ON SATURDAY,
20TH JANUARY 2001, AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA. YOUR ELECTION TO THIS HIGH OFFICE CLEARLY
TESTIFIES TO THE CONFIDENCE AND TRUST THE PEOPLE OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAVE IN YOUR LEADERSHIP.

I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING CLOSELY WITH YOU IN THE YEARS
AHEAD TO FURTHER DEEPEN AND BROADEN COOPERATION BETWEEN
ZIMBABWE AND THE UNITED STATES, AS WELL AS IN PURSUIT OF
OUR SHARED GOALS AT THE UNITED NATIONS AND OTHER
INTERNATIONAL FORA, PARTICULARLY IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF A
JUST WORLD TRADING SYSTEM, DEMOCRACY, AND INTERNATIONAL
PEACE AND SECURITY.

I AVAIL MYSELF OF THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WISH YOU GOOD
HEALTH AND EVERY SUCCESS IN THE DISCHARGE OF THE ONEROUS
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES OF YOUR HIGH OFFICE.
PLEASE ACCEPT, YOUR EXCELLENCY, THE ASSURANCE OF MY
HIGHEST CONSIDERATION.

YOURS SINCERELY,
/S/
R.G. MUGABE
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE

UNCLASSIFIED

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