Item 879 - Statement by President Mandela on the Irish Referendums

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ZA COM MR-S-879

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Statement by President Mandela on the Irish Referendums

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  • 1998-05-23 (Creation)

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Transcription of speech made by Mr Mandela

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(18 July 1918-5 December 2013)

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Migrated from the Nelson Mandela Speeches Database (Sep-2018).

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South African Government Information Website

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On the Irish Referendums

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On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, and on my own behalf, I would like to express my absolute delight at the overwhelmingly positive results achieved during the referendums today in Northern Ireland and Ireland.

There have indeed been many dark and difficult days on the road to achieving this momentous positive outcome.

Nevertheless the Prime Ministers both of the United Kingdom and Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Ireland have relentlessly encouraged and nurtured the process. Our sincere congratulations are also due to the leaders of all the parties involved, and undoubtedly to the voters, who have so visibly demonstrated their desire for peace and stability rather than conflict and violence.

South Africa rejoices with you at this great step forward and trusts that through further co-operation and negotiation by all concerned, Northern Ireland will become a shining beacon of peace to the International community.

Signed by: N R Mandela

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Acquisition method: From website ; Source: South African Government Information Website. Accessioned on 21/12/06 by Helen Joannides

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