President Mbeki Congratulates Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi
on the Landslide Election Victory Won by his Party, the ruling Liberal Democratic
Tshwane: President Mbeki, today Tuesday, 13 September 2005 extended
his congratulations to Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on his landslide election
victory in the election that was held on 11 September 2005.
said, " Your Excellency, please accept my congratulations to you and your
party', the Liberal Democratic Party election victory.
further stated that "Japan is an important partner of South Africa in our
efforts to ensure that Africa and the South achieve their rightful place on the
world's stage. We therefore have, your Excellency ,enormous appreciation for Japan's
President Mbeki also stated that " South Africa
greatly appreciates Japan's support for the New Partnership for Africa's development
( NEPAD), through which our continent intends to unlock its great potential for,
economic, social and political regeneration."The role your country plays
in multilateral fora like the UN is also greatly appreciated and I wish you well
in the consolidation of your efforts for African and global benefit during your
next term of office."
" May I take this opportunity to also convey
my personal congratulations on your overwhelming victory, which is a clear indication
of your strong visionary leadership over the past five years"
Minister, I personally wish you good health, and prosperity for your country and
its people and look forward to work constructively with you in the same spirit
of co-operation as we have enjoyed over the years." concluded President Mbeki
by Murphy Morobe on 082 463 9334
Deputy Director General - Communications
of the President
13 September 2005