Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Full List of Foreign Leaders Attending Mandela’s Funeral – Biggest Gathering Ever



The South African Government can confirm that the following Heads of State and Government and their representatives, as well as royalty, are travelling to South Africa to join the people of South Africa in bidding a final farewell to the late Former President Nelson Mandela:


Afghanistan, His Excellency Hamid Karzai, PresidentMozambique, President of Mozambique, HE Armando Emilio Guebuza
Algeria, His Excellency Mr Abdelkader Bensalah, Speaker of the Council of the Nation (Senate) – rank above the Prime MinisterNamibia, His Excellency Hifikepunye Pohamba, President
Angola, His Excellency Mr Manuel Vicente, Vice PresidentNiger, His Excellency Issoufou Mahamdou, President
Argentina, Mr Amado Boudou, Acting President of ArgentinaNew Zealand,  Right Hon John Key, Prime Minister
Australia,  His Excellency Mr Tony Abbott, MP, Prime MinisterNigeria, His Excellency Goodluck Jonathan, President
Bahamas, Right Honourable Perry Christie, Prime MinisterNiger, His Excellency Mahamadou, President of Niger
Bangladesh, His Excellency Mr Md. Abdul Hamid MD ABDUL, PresidentNorway, His Royal Highness Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
Belgium, His Royal Highness King PhilippePakistan, His Excellency Mr Mamnoon Hussain, President
Benin, His Excellency Boni Yayi, PresidentPalestinian State, His Excellency Mahmoud Abbas, President
Botswana, His Excellency Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama, PresidentPortugal, His Excellency, Anibal Cavaco Silva, President
Brazil, Her Excellency Dilma Rousseff, PresidentSaudi Arabia, His Royal Highness Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince
Burundi, His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, PresidentSaharawi Republic, His Excellency Mr Mohamed Abdelaziz, President
Canada, His Excellency Stephen Harper, Prime MinisterSenegal, His Excellency Macky Sall, President
CHAD, His Excellency Mr Idriss Deby Itno, PresidentSerbia, His Excellency Tomislav Nikolic, President
China, His Excellency Li Yuanchao, Vice President,Seychelles, His Excellency Mr James Alix MICHEL
COMORES, His Excellency Dr Ikiliou Dhoinine, PresidentSpain, His Royal Highness Felipe de Borbon, The Prince of Asturias
Congo (Republic of the Congo ), His Excellency Mr Denis Sassou-Nguesso, PresidentSri Lanka, His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, President
Sudan, His Excellency Bakri Hassan Salih, Vice President
Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo), His Excellency Joseph Kabila, PresidentSuriname, His Excellency Desire Delano Bouterse, President
Cote d Ivoire, His Excellency President Allassane Ouattara, PresidentSlovenia, His Excellency Pahor, President
Croatia, His Excellency Josipovic Ivo, PresidentSouth Sudan, His Excellency General Salva Kir Mayardit, President
Cuba, His Excellency Raul Castro Ruz, PresidentSweden, His Excellency Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria.
Denmark, His Royal Highness, Crown Prince FederickSwitzerland, His Excellency Mr Ulrich Maurer, President
Djibouti, His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh, PresidentSwaziland, His Excellency Dr Sibusiso Dlamini, Prime Minister
Ethiopia, His Excellency Ato Hailemariam  Dessalegn, Prime MinisterSuriname, His Excellency Desire Delano Bouterse, President
Equatorial Guinea, His Excellency Mr Obiang Mbasogo, PresidentTanzania, His Excellency Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President
France, His Excellency, Francois Hollande, PresidentTimor-Leste, His Excellency Kay Rala Xanana, Prime Minister
Finland, His Excellency Sauli Niinisto, PresidentTunisia, His Excellency Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, President
Gabon, His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba, PresidentTrinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister
The Gambia, His Excellency Prof Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh, President SheikhUganda, His Excellency Yoweri Kagota Museveni, President
Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, PresidentUnited Arab Emirates, His Excellency Sheikh Nayahan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture – Special Envoy of the Emir
Germany, His Excellency Joachim Gauck, PresidentUnited Kingdom, His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Prime Minister David Cameron
United States of America, His Excellency Barack Obama, President
Guyana, His Excellency Donald Ramotar, PresidentVenezuela, His Excellency Nicolas Maduro Moros, President
Guinea, His Excellency Prof Alpha Conde, PresidentZimbabwe, His Excellency Robert Gabriel Mugabe, President
India, His Excellency Pranab Mukherjee, PresidentZambia His Excellency Michael Sata, President
Ireland, His Excellency Michael D Higgins, PresidentArab States League, His Excellency Amb Samir Hosny, Minister
Italy, His Excellency Enrico Letta, Prime MinisterAfrican Union Commission, Her Excellency Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson
Japan, His Imperial Highness, Crown Prince NaruhitoCommonwealth, His Excellency, Mr Kamalesh Sharma
Jamaica, Her Excellency, Portia Simpson Miller, Prime MinisterEuropean Council, His Excellency Mr Herman van Rompuy, President
Jordan, Her Royal Highness, Queen Rania Al Abdullah and His Excellency Prime Minister Dr Abdullah EnsourMexico, His Excellency Enrique Pena Nieto President of Mexico
Kenya, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, PresidentMauritius, His Excellency Dr the Honourable Navinchandra, Prime Minister
Korea (South), His Excellency Hongwon Chung, Prime MinisterMauritania, His Excellency Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz,  President
Lebanon, His Excellency Mr Najib Mikati, Prime MinisterMalawi, Her Excellency Joyce Banda, President
Lesotho, His Excellency, T Thabane, Prime MinisterGrand Duchy of LUXEMBOURG, His Royal Highness Henry of Luxembourg, The Grand Duke
Liberia, Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said: “Former President Mandela was an international icon and a symbol of hope for the oppressed and marginalised people across the globe. He will always be remembered worldwide for his values and dedication to the service of humanity in the fields of conflict resolution, reconciliation, the promotion and protection of the rights of children, gender equality and the uplifting of the poor.”
At the initiative of South African Government and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the United Nations General Assembly, in 2010, proclaimed18 July, the birthday of Former President Mandela, as “Nelson Mandela International Day”, to be observed each year.
Since 2010, millions of people from around the world have annually celebrated Madiba’s birthday by dedicating their time in community service – their actions inspired by the work of this iconic South African leader.
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION 

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