Tasavallan presidentin kanslia

14.10.1999 TIEDOTE

Tasvallan presidentti on tänään lähettänyt Tansanian entisen presidentin Julius Nyereren omaisille seuraavan sisältöisen surunvalittelusähkeen:

"To the Family of His Excellency, Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere and the People of Tanzania

It is with great regret I received the news of the demise of His Excellency, Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere. I want to express on behalf of Finland and the European Union my heartfelt condolences to the family of Mwalimu Nyerere and the people of Tanzania on this sad moment of their great loss.

Tanzania has lost its founding father, a great leader and teacher, whose spiritual legacy will remain a uniting force and source of inspiration and stability in Tanzania.

Mwalimu Nyerere's advice was sought through decades also in regional and international affairs. His demise is a personal loss for me.

Martti Ahtisaari
President of Finland"

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