President Thabo Mbeki Congratulates Prime Minister Tony Blair
- President Thabo Mbeki, today, Friday 6 May 2005, conveyed South Africa's congratulations
to Tony Blair on his re-election as the British Prime Minister.
accept the congratulations of the government and peoples of the Republic of South
Africa on your re-elections as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
re-election certainly augurs well for the warm and fraternal relations that already
exist between the peoples and governments of the United Kingdom and the Republic
of South Africa.
"Accordingly, as South Africa we look forward to strengthening
and consolidating these relations with a particular focus on pushing back the
frontiers of poverty and under-development both in our country and the continent
"In this regard, we will continue to count on your unwavering
support and commitment to working with leaders of our continent in bringing about
the desired renaissance of Africa through our shared vision of NEPAD.
therefore look forward to meeting Your Excellency and your delegation at the forthcoming
G8-Summit in Gleneagles in Scotland which will offer yet another opportunity for
leaders of the most industrialised nations of the world to discuss with leaders
of our continent the developmental agenda of Africa", said President Mbeki.
by Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4853.
? Department of Foreign Affairs
6 May 2005