Item 1020 - Toast by Mandela to Prime Minister Simitis of Greece

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ZA COM MR-S-1020


Toast by Mandela to Prime Minister Simitis of Greece


  • 2002-06-18 (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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  • English

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Your Excellency Mister Prime Minister
Your Excellencies
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

Allow me in return to propose a toast to His Excellency the Prime Minister, to the Hellenic Republic and to its people.

No democracy in the world can celebrate itself without paying homage to this ancient cradle of democracy. We all owe part of our democratic self-understanding to this heritage.

As one of the youngest democracies in the world, South Africa salutes that tradition and heritage.

I ask you to join me in a toast to His Excellency, Prime Minister Simitis; the Hellenic Republic; and the people of Greece.

And to the continuing strengthening of relations between our countries and our people.

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Acquisition method: From hard drive ; Source: Nelson Mandela Foundation Prof J Gerwel. Accessioned on 04/02/09 by Razia Saleh




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