The message reads as follows:
“His Highness, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi,
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.
On behalf of the Government and the People of the United Republic of Tanzania, and indeed on my own behalf, I would like to sincerely convey my warm congratulations to you, Your Highness and through you, to the Government and the People of the United Arab Emirates on this significant celebrations of the 42nd Anniversary of the United Arab Emirates National Day.
The United Arab Emirates and the United Republic of Tanzania have enjoyed cordial bilateral relations over the years. As you commemorate this joyous occasion of your country’s independence, I wish to take this opportunity to reiterate my Government’s desire and commitment to continue to further enhance the traditional bond of friendship and cooperation existing between our two countries for our mutual benefit.
Please accept, Your Highness, my most sincere congratulations and best wishes for the continued good health and happiness, and to the friendly People of the United Arab Emirates, further progress and prosperity.
Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation,
Dar es Salaam,
2 December, 2013.