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09ABIDJAN129 2009-02-19 13:16:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Abidjan
Cable title:  

CONDOLENCE MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT GBAGBO

Tags:   OPDC PREL OVIP IV 
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R 191316Z FEB 09
FM AMEMBASSY ABIDJAN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 4955
INFO NSC WASHDC
					  UNCLAS ABIDJAN 000129 


STATE FOR S/ES-CR, S/ES-O, AND AF

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPDC PREL OVIP IV
SUBJECT: CONDOLENCE MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT GBAGBO



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
paragraph 2.



2. Begin translation of text.

To
His Excellency
Mr. Barack Hussein Obama
President of the United States of America

Washington

Mr. President:

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
49 persons.

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.

Laurent Gbagbo
President of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire

End translation of text.


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