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Cablegate: Somalia: Official Congratulatory Message to The

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DE RUEHNR #2597 3191247
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 141247Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY NAIROBI
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7597

UNCLAS NAIROBI 002597

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR S/ES-O, AF/E AND AF/E FOR SUSAN DRIANO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPDC OVIP PREL
SUBJECT: SOMALIA: OFFICIAL CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO THE
PRESIDENT ELECT

REF: SECSTATE 118192

1. Please pass the following congratulatory message in para
2 to the President-elect Barack Obama, from the President of
the Transitional Government of the Federal Republic of
Somalia.

2. Begin text:

His Excellency Barack Obama
President-elect of the United States of America
Washington, DC USA.

Excellency and Dear Brother,

Please accept, Excellency and Dear Brother, my heartfelt
congratulations on your election as the 44th President of the
United States of America.

This is a clear indication of the confidence the American
people have in your leadership and vision. I am confident
that your Presidency will be the start of a new era for
America and the rest of the world.

I would like to express our readiness to work with Your
Excellency's new Administration in order to further
strengthen our friendly relations that exist between our two
countries.

Kindly accept, Excellency and Dear Brother, the assurance of
my highest consideration.

Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed
President
Federal Republic of Somalia
Mogadishu, Somalia

End text
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