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1. Embassy received by fax a condolence message from
President Laurent Gbagbo to President Obama regarding the
airline crash that occurred near Buffalo, New York. Please
find Embassy translation of the original French text in
2. Begin translation of text.
Mr. Barack Hussein Obama
President of the United States of America
It was with great emotion that I learned the sad news of the
airline disaster that took place at Clarence Center in the
suburbs of Buffalo (State of New York), causing the death of
On this sorrowful occasion, the Ivoirian people and
government join me in expressing to Your Excellency, the
American people and the bereaved families our deepest
sympathy and our heartfelt condolences.
With highest consideration.
President of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
End translation of text.