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Cablegate: Official Congratulatory Message to President-Elect

O 070538Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY VIENTIANE
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2279

UNCLAS VIENTIANE 000593


DEPARTMENT FOR S/ES-CR, S/ES-O, EAP/FO, EAP/MLS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPDC OVIP PREL LA
SUBJECT: OFFICIAL CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO PRESIDENT-ELECT
OBAMA FROM PREDSIDENT OF LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

REF: STATE 118192

1. Embassy Vientiane has received a congratulatory letter to
President-Elect Obama from Choummaly Sayasone, President of
the Lao People's Democratic Republic. We will pouch the
original to S/ES-CR. Text of the letter with original
capitalization follows.

Begin text.
His Excellency Barack Obama
President-Elect
of the United States of America
Washington, D.C.

Dear Excellency:

I have the honour and great pleasure to convey to Your
Excellency my warmest congratulations on the occasion of Your
Election as the 44th President of the United States of
America.

I firmly believe that the good relationship and mutual
cooperation existing between our two countries will be
continuously and effectively developed in the new era under
Your leadership for the interest of our two peoples and
nations.

May I take this opportunity to wish Your Excellency every
success in Your noble tasks.

With highest consideration
Choummaly Sayasone
President of the Lao People's
Democratic Republic
End text.


HUSO

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