Item 1720 - Congratulations from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office of the Deputy Minister for Africa from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

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ZA COM MR-T-1720

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Congratulations from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office of the Deputy Minister for Africa from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

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  • 22 June 2005 (Creation)

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plaque

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 5/01/12

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Award recognizing Mr Mandela's many life achievements from the government of Venezuela

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Medium-dark wood rectangular plaque with gold plate inside red velbet box with 2 silver clasps. Gold plate has ornate gold border, images of the South African and Venezuelan flags crossing at the top, a silhouette of Venezuela in the middle, and a bust of Simon Bolivar at the bottom, along with a quote: Libertador es mas que todo
Text is in Spanish.
Spanish text reads:
En el cumpleaños de Nelson Mandela
Usted simboliza para la humanidad , la no - violencia en un mundo convulsionado. Sur virtud, es el trabajo por el bienestar de sus congéneres en la práctica de la tolerencia, la soberania e independencia integral de los pueblos.
Usted es el ejemplo de la disciplinia y esfuerzo sostenido en la lucha por una sociedad libre, igual y democrática, con oportunidades al aleance del pueblo.
Su obra, su espiritu y su nombre Nelson Mandela, están en el corazón de Venezuela. !Felicidades Mandela, enhorabuena South Africa!
Caracas, 22 de Juno de 2005
Signed by: Ali Rodrigues Araque (Minisrer of Foreign Affairs), Reinaldo Bolivar (Vice-minister of Foreign Affairs for Africa)

Rough English translation reads:
On the birthday of Nelson Mandela
You symbolize mankind, non - violence in a world in turmoil. Its virtue is work for the good of his fellows in the practice of Tolerance, complete sovereignty and independence of peoples.
You are the example of the discipline and sustained effort in the struggle for a free, equal and democratic, with opportunities available to the people.
His work, his spirit and name, Nelson Mandela, are at the heart of Venezuela. Congrats Mandela, South Africa congratulations!
Caracas, 22 June 2005

Also inside box is a CD titled "Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Homenaje a Nelson Mandela

(Note: Inside lid of case appears wet. Sticky streaks across award which appear to be glue.)

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0146

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