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Al-Jaafari: Mandela's glorious deeds will have victory
Dec 19, 2013
In a statement he delivered on behalf of the Asian Pacific Group, being its chair for this month, during a session held at the UN to honor Nelson Mandela, al-Jaafari said, "Mandela constituted a national and global phenomenon that influenced all of us whose free spirit and bravery have crossed all borders and touched the life of many peoples.'
Al-Jaafari called for forgetting hostilities and bitterness and embracing human amity and constructive work, adding "let us follow the path of Mandela who said "As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison."