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President Faure sends messages of condolence to Tanzania, Lebanon | 07 August 2020

President Faure sends messages of condolence to Tanzania, Lebanon

President Danny Faure has sent two separate messages of condolence to the leaders of Tanzania and Lebanon following tragedies in their respective countries.

In a first message, President Faure conveys his condolences to Dr John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania upon learning of the demise of Benjamin Mkapa, the third President of the United Republic of Tanzania.

In his message President Faure states: “Our dear brother, the late Mr Mkapa credited as a regional peacemaker will be remembered as a great politician who served tirelessly to bring about peace and political stability in the East African Regions.”

“During this time of mourning, our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the late President Mkapa and the people of Tanzania,” concludes President Faure’s message.

In his second message, President Faure extends his condolences to Michel Aoun, President of the Lebanese Republic, following the shocking news of the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, which has claimed many lives.

“It is with great sadness and shock that I learned of the tragic and devastating explosion which recently rocked the capital of Beirut claiming many lives, leaving behind trails of devastation and lifelong traumatic memories,” states President Faure in his message.

He further adds: “In this moment of national grief, the government and the people of Seychelles join me in extending our sincere condolences to you personally, to the government and to the people of the Lebanese Republic. In our solidarity, we pray for courage and strength to the people of Lebanon as they confront this difficult reality.”

“I am confident that the strong spirit, unity, determination and passion of the Lebanese people will continue to serve as solid pillars in your country’s emergence and healing from this catastrophe,” concludes President Faure’s message.

 

Press release from the department of Foreign Affairs

 

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