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Al-Jaafari: Mandela's glorious deeds will have victory

Dec 19, 2013

New York, (SANA) – Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN, Bashar al-Jaafari, stressed that former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, was "a man of many peoples,  as he influenced every person in the world', adding that his glorious deeds will have victory.

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."

F.Allafi 

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