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SUBJECT: CONGRATULATORY LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA FROM DR.
ABDULLAH ABDULLAH

1. (U) Embassy Kabul received the letter below on October 10,
2009 from Afghanistan Presidential Candidate Dr. Abdullah
congratulating President Obama on his Nobel Peace Prize.
Embassy Kabul will forward the original Diplomatic Note and
signed letter to the White House upon arrival.

2. (U) Begin Text
No:102/09
October 10, 2009

Honorable Barack H. Obama
President of the United States of America
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama,

I would like to congratulate you on the occasion of being
awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of your
achievements in eloquently and courageously pursuing world
peace and advocating a joint effort by all members of the
international community to confront the common challenges of
the 21st century. People throughout the world have recognized
your genuine ambition and efforts in promoting a world where
all citizens can live in peace, opportunity, and dignity.

The people of Afghanistan are grateful for the continued
support that the United States has provided for the ongoing
rebuilding effort in Afghanistan during the past several
years. We are also particularly appreciative of your renewed
commitment to Afghanistan as the U.S. Administration is in
this process of reviewing its overall strategy. The Afghan
people are looking forward for cooperation and partnership
with the United States and its international allies to
overcome the challenges at hand. We are confident that we
will achieve our goals in bringing security, stability, and
prosperity to Afghanistan and the region.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest
consideration.

With best wishes,

Dr. Abdullah Abdullah
Afghanistan Presidential Candidate-2009

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