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Cablegate: President Kabila Congratulates Us On Independence

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

UNCLAS KINSHASA 001342

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PINS PREL CG
SUBJECT: PRESIDENT KABILA CONGRATULATES US ON INDEPENDENCE
CELEBRATION


1. (U) Embassy received the following dip note (in French
(Embassy provides translation)), dated July 5, 2004,
conveying an Independence Day greeting:

Mr. President:

On the occasion of the celebration of your country's national
day, I have the honor to present to you, on behalf of the
Congolese people, of their government and in my own name, my
strong and warm congratulations.

I avail myself of this opportunity to reiterate to you my
willingness to strengthen the cooperation and diplomatic
relations linking the Democratic Republic of Congo to the
United States of America.

I wish happiness and prosperity for you, your family and your
people. I also send you, Mr. President, the highest
expression of my consideration.

Signed/His Excellency General Major Joseph Kabila
President of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
SCOTT

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