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Cablegate: Spain--Congratulatory Message to The

R 181600Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY MADRID
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 5598

UNCLAS MADRID 001216


DEPARTMENT FOR S/ES-CR, S/ES-O, AND EUR/WE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPDC PREL OVIP SP
SUBJECT: SPAIN--CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO THE
PRESIDENT-ELECT

1. Post has received a congratulatory letter from
the former Prime Minister of Spain Felipe Gonzalez
addressed to President-elect Barack Obama. The
original and informal translation will be sent to the
Department, attention S/ES-CR, via registered pouch,
number 6340142. English text of the letter follows.

2. Begin text:

Mr. Barack Obama
President-Elect
United States of America

Mr. President, please accept my warmest
congratulations on your electoral victory, a result of
the groundswell of expectations and hopes that took
shape many months before.

The U.S. people have valued your proposals for the
future. Your victory brings a change and is a
milestone in the history of the United States.

I wish you all the best for your mandate, your
government, your country and the world in general.

Congratulations to you and to your team.

//s// Felipe Gonzalez
Former Prime Minister of Spain
End Text.


AGUIRRE

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