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Cablegate: Mugabe Conveys July 4 Message to President Bush

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS HARARE 001604

SIPDIS

AF/S FOR STEVE KRAFT

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPDC PGOV ZI
SUBJECT: MUGABE CONVEYS JULY 4 MESSAGE TO PRESIDENT BUSH

1. On July 5, post received a letter from President Mugabe
to President Bush conveying the former's congratulations on
the occasion of July 4th. The original letter has been
forwarded by diplomatic pouch to AF/S.

2. The text of President Mugabe's letter is as follows:

27 June 2002

Mr. President,

On behalf of the Government and the people of Zimbabwe, and
on my own behalf, I convey to Your Excellency and through
you to the Government and people of the United States of
America, profound congratulations on your country's
attainment of 226 years of sovereign independence.

I am confident that the years ahead will witness great
improvements in relations between our two countries.

I wish you continued good health, and peace and prosperity
for the people of the United States of America.

Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my
highest consideration.

Yours sincerely,
R.G. Mugabe
President of the Republic of Zimbabwe

Mr. George W. Bush,
President of the United States of America
Washington, DC
United States of America.
End Text

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