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Cablegate: Condolence Message From Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman

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

UNCLAS MANAMA 000878

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR S/ES-CR AND NEA/ARP

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPDC PREL AMGT BA
SUBJECT: CONDOLENCE MESSAGE FROM SHAIKH KHALIFA BIN SALMAN
AL KHALIFA, PRIME MINISTER OF THE KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN, TO MR.
DICK CHENEY, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


On June 8, 2004, post received from the Prime Minister's
Court of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the following condolence
letter on the death of former President Ronald Reagan.

Begin text of the letter:

6th June 2004

His Excellency Mr. Dick Cheney
Vice President of the United States of America
The White House
Washington, D.C.

Your Excellency,

On behalf of the Government and people of the Kingdom of
Bahrain, I offer my sincere condolences to the Government
and people of the United States at the death of the fortieth
President of the United States, President Ronald Reagan. I
ask that my condolences also be passed on to his wife, Nancy
Reagan and other members of his family.

History will remember well President Reagan as a man of
great achievements who had an immense personal charm as well
as a resolve and commitment to make the world a more
peaceful and safer place for subsequent generations. His
passing therefore saddens us all.

The Government and people of Bahrain join with their United
States counterparts in mourning the death of President
Ronald Reagan.

Sincerely,


KHALIFA BIN SALMAN AL KHALIFA
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain

End text of letter.

(U) Post sent the original letter via Unclassified Pouch,
registration #4087402, on June 9 to NEA/ARP (Claire
Kaneshiro) to deliver to S/ES-CR

WILLIAMSON

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