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Statement on Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday

Secretary Condoleezza Rice
Washington, DC
July 18, 2008


Today, July 18, we salute Nelson Mandela on his 90th birthday. Nelson Mandela continues to be an inspiration to all who believe in the value of human rights and human dignity, and the power of democracy. We celebrate his moral vision, hard work, and sacrifices which have contributed so much to help South Africa move toward becoming a country that truly belongs to all who live in it. We wish him health and happiness, and a Happy Birthday.

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Released on July 18, 2008

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