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Cablegate: Argentina's President Congratulates President Obama On

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SUBJECT: Argentina's President Congratulates President Obama on
Nobel Prize

1. The Argentine Foreign Ministry hand-delivered to the DCM October
10 a letter of congratulations from President Cristina Fernandez de
Kirchner (CFK) to President Obama on his Nobel Peace Prize. The MFA
advised the DCM that CFK had asked that the letter be delivered
prior to her departure that same evening on a week-long trip to
India. Embassy is pouching the original letter to WHA/BSC.

2. Embassy's informal translation of letter:

Buenos Aires, October 10, 2009

President of the United States of America
Mr. Barack Obama
The White House
Washington, DC

Mr. President:

It is my pleasure to write to send my sincere congratulations to you
for being awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for your efforts to
fortify international diplomacy and cooperation between nations, in
(the spirit of) a multilateral vision and respect for international
law.

Argentina shares the hope for a world at peace.

(Complimentary Closing),

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
President of the Argentine Nation

End informal translation of letter.

MARTINEZ

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