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Cablegate: Congratulatory Letter to President-Elect Barack Obama From

P 101100Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY PORT LOUIS
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 4264
INFO WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY

UNCLAS PORT LOUIS 000384


DEPT FOR S/ES-CR AND S/ES-O

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPDC PREL OVIP MP
SUBJECT: CONGRATULATORY LETTER TO PRESIDENT-ELECT BARACK OBAMA FROM
THE MAURITIAN PRESIDENT

REF: STATE 118192


1. On November 5, Post received a congratulatory letter from the
President of the Republic of Mauritius, The Right Honorable Sir
Aneerood Jugnauth, G.C.S.K.,K.C.M.G, Q.C, addressed to
President-Elect Barack Obama. Post will send the official signed
document to the Department.

2. Following is the text of President Sir Aneerood Jugnauth's letter
in original English. Begin text:


Dear President-elect Obama,

I heartily congratulate you upon your election as the 44th President
of the United States of America. Your election confirms the
existence of democracy and its consolidation.

I sincerely hope that the USA will witness a new development under
your wise, able and youthful leadership and that it will drive the
world into a new era of change for the benefit of mankind.

I also hope that the diplomatic ties between Mauritius and the
United States of America will receive a new boost.

Signed
The Right Honorable Sir Aneerood Jugnauth
G.C.S.K., K.C.M.G, Q.C
President of the Republic of Mauritius

End of text.

CABRERA

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