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Cablegate: Letter From President Olusegun Obasanjo To

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

UNCLAS ABUJA 001982

SIPDIS


WHITEHOUSE FOR NSC; SECSTATE FOR AF/W


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: NI OPDC PREL
SUBJECT: LETTER FROM PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO TO
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH

1. The Nigerian Presidency has asked that the Embassy forward
a letter from President Obasanjo to President Bush. Signed
original is being forwarded to the White House.


2. Begin text:


November 10, 2003


Dear President


Appreciation


Mr. President, I write on behalf of my delegation and on my
own behalf to thank you most profoundly for the warm
reception accorded us during our visit to your office last
week when we were in the United States. That you found the
time in your very busy schedule to meet with us was clear
evidence of your legendary reputation for openness,
accommodation, positive leadership and goodwill to all. The
depth, quality and frankness of our discussions, especially
on Nigeria was very encouraging and we are comforted in the
fact that we can always count on you as a good friend of
Nigeria.


Mr. President, I want to assure you that my people and I hold
you in very high esteem and we shall continue to do our
utmost best to strengthen the already excellent relationship
between Nigeria and the United States. As you travel around
the United States and other parts of the world doing good as
always, please, keep Nigeria in your thoughts and prayers.
Once again, on behalf of my delegation, I thank you very much
for receiving and spending quality time with us. I wish you
a very successful trip to the gold tournament in South Africa.


Yours sincerely


/sgd/


Olusegun Obasanjo


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