H.E Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania has sent a Congratulatory Message to Her Majesty Beatrix of The Netherlands, on the occasion of the Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen on 30th April, 2013.
The message reads as follows:
“Her Majesty Queen Beatrix,
It gives me great pleasure on behalf of the people, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and on my own behalf to sincerely congratulate Your Majesty on the occasion of your 75th Birthday which also marks the National Day of The Netherlands and coincides with Your Majesty’s abdication of the throne to His Royal Highness, Prince Willem-Alexander, the Prince of Orange.
I wish to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude for the warm and friendly welcome accorded to me during my recent and indeed very successful visit to your great country. I believe the visit has set a new momentum to the growing bilateral relations between The Netherlands and Tanzania and added fresh impetus to our focus in our relations, both bilaterally and multilaterally for the mutual benefit of our respective peoples and countries.
In this regard, I wish to reassure Your Majesty of my commitment to continue working closely with the new King of the The Netherlands.
Please accept, Your Majesty, the assurances of my highest esteem, my best wishes for Your continued good health, happy retirement, peace and prosperity for the people of The Netherlands”.
Issued by: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dar es Salaam.
30TH APRIL, 2013