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Cablegate: Tfus01: Condolence Letter From President Mugabe

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SUBJECT: TFUS01: CONDOLENCE LETTER FROM PRESIDENT MUGABE
TO PRESIDENT BUSH

1. FOLLOWING IS THE TEXT OF A CONDOLENCE LETTER FROM
PRESIDENT ROBERT G. MUGABE TO PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH
THAT THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS DELIVERED ON
SEPTEMBER 12. POST WILL POUCH THE ORIGINAL TO AF/S.

2. BEGIN TEXT:

12 SEPTEMBER, 2001

MR. GEORGE BUSH
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
WASHINGTON D.C.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

DEAR MR. PRESIDENT,

I HAVE LEARNT WITH A DEEP SENSE OF SHOCK, HORROR AND
UTTER DISBELIEF OF THE GHASTLY ATTACKS ON THE PENTAGON,
THE WORLD TRADE CENTRE AND OTHER TARGETS. THESE ATTACKS
APPEAR TO BE THE ACTIONS OF WHAT CAN ONLY BE THE MOST
REMORSELESS AND HARDENED ENEMIES OF THE UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE, AND INDEED, OF ALL THE PEACE-
LOVING PEOPLE OF THE WIDER WORLD.

MY GOVERNMENT, THE PEOPLE OF ZIMBABWE AND I PERSONALLY,
SHARE THE SHOCK, ANGER AND ANGUISH OF YOUR GOVERNMENT,
THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES, (AT HOME AND ABROAD),
THE FAMILIES OF THE INJURED AND THE DECEASED AND YOUR OWN
ANGUISH AND HEAVY SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY, MR. PRESIDENT,
AS YOU CONTEMPLATE WHAT REQUIRES TO BE DONE.

MY GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE JOIN THE WHOLE WORLD IN WISHING
YOU AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE COURAGE AND WISDOM AS YOU
PASS THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT PERIOD.

YOURS SINCERELY,
/S/

R.G. MUGABE
PRESIDENT OF THE
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