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Cablegate: Letter of Appreciation From Congolese Fonmin

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

UNCLAS KINSHASA 001263

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV CG
SUBJECT: LETTER OF APPRECIATION FROM CONGOLESE FONMIN
GHONDA

1. Embassy Kinshasa received the attached letter from
Minister of Foreign Affairs Antoine Ghonda for
Secretary Powell and NSC Africa Director Courville

SIPDIS
thanking the U.S. for hosting the May 13 Quadripartite
talks. Post will forward the originals by pouch.

2. Text of the letter:

Salutary greeting:

On behalf of the Congolese delegation and on my own
behalf, I have the honor to express our deep and
sincere gratitude to the State Deparment and to the
United States Government for hosting the Quadripartite
Meeting between the Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Uganda and Rwanda inWashington, D.C. on 13 May 2004.

The Congolese delegation was genuinely pleased by the
fruitful discussions that took place among all parties
during this meeting and gratifyingly took note of the
promising strategies devised on this occasion for a
better implementation of the Pretoria and the Luanda
Agreements.

Allow me to avail myself of this opportunity to salute
and to encourage the relentless efforts of the American
Government for the return of peace and stability in the
Great Lakes Region, in each of the states involved as
well as through the United Nations Organization Mission
in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) to
which the Congolese Government reiterates its full
support.

Complimentary close.

Antoine Ghonda

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