Full list of Heads of State attending Mandela funeral

Posted on Dec 9 2013 - 8:27pm by admin

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:

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Afghanistan, His Excellency Hamid Karzai, President Mozambique, 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 Minister Namibia, His Excellency Hifikepunye Pohamba, President
Angola, His Excellency Mr Manuel Vicente, Vice President Niger, His Excellency Issoufou Mahamdou, President
Argentina, Mr Amado Boudou, Acting President of Argentina New Zealand,  Right Hon John Key, Prime Minister
Australia,  His Excellency Mr Tony Abbott, MP, Prime Minister Nigeria, His Excellency Goodluck Jonathan, President
Bahamas, Right Honourable Perry Christie, Prime Minister Niger, His Excellency Mahamadou, President of Niger
Bangladesh, His Excellency Mr Md. Abdul Hamid MD ABDUL, President Norway, His Royal Highness Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
Belgium, His Royal Highness King Philippe Pakistan, His Excellency Mr Mamnoon Hussain, President
Benin, His Excellency Boni Yayi, President Palestinian State, His Excellency Mahmoud Abbas, President
Botswana, His Excellency Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama, President Portugal, His Excellency, Anibal Cavaco Silva, President
Brazil, Her Excellency Dilma Rousseff, President Saudi Arabia, His Royal Highness Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince
Burundi, His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President Saharawi Republic, His Excellency Mr Mohamed Abdelaziz, President
Canada, His Excellency Stephen Harper, Prime Minister Senegal, His Excellency Macky Sall, President
CHAD, His Excellency Mr Idriss Deby Itno, President Serbia, 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, President Spain, His Royal Highness Felipe de Borbon, The Prince of Asturias
Congo (Republic of the Congo ), His Excellency Mr Denis Sassou-Nguesso, President Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, President
Sudan, His Excellency Bakri Hassan Salih, Vice President
Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo), His Excellency Joseph Kabila, President Suriname, His Excellency Desire Delano Bouterse, President
Cote d Ivoire, His Excellency President Allassane Ouattara, President Slovenia, His Excellency Pahor, President
Croatia, His Excellency Josipovic Ivo, President South Sudan, His Excellency General Salva Kir Mayardit, President
Cuba, His Excellency Raul Castro Ruz, President Sweden, His Excellency Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria.
Denmark, His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Federick Switzerland, His Excellency Mr Ulrich Maurer, President
Djibouti, His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh, President Swaziland, His Excellency Dr Sibusiso Dlamini, Prime Minister
Ethiopia, His Excellency Ato Hailemariam  Dessalegn, Prime Minister Suriname, His Excellency Desire Delano Bouterse, President
Equatorial Guinea, His Excellency Mr Obiang Mbasogo, President Tanzania, His Excellency Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President
France, His Excellency, Francois Hollande, President Timor-Leste, His Excellency Kay Rala Xanana, Prime Minister
Finland, His Excellency Sauli Niinisto, President Tunisia, His Excellency Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, President
Gabon, His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba, President Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister
The Gambia, His Excellency Prof Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh, President Sheikh Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Kagota Museveni, President
Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, President United Arab Emirates, His Excellency Sheikh Nayahan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture – Special Envoy of the Emir
Germany, His Excellency Joachim Gauck, President United 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, President Venezuela, His Excellency Nicolas Maduro Moros, President
Guinea, His Excellency Prof Alpha Conde, President Zimbabwe, His Excellency Robert Gabriel Mugabe, President
India, His Excellency Pranab Mukherjee, President Zambia His Excellency Michael Sata, President
Ireland, His Excellency Michael D Higgins, President Arab States League, His Excellency Amb Samir Hosny, Minister
Italy, His Excellency Enrico Letta, Prime Minister African Union Commission, Her Excellency Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson
Japan, His Imperial Highness, Crown Prince Naruhito Commonwealth, His Excellency, Mr Kamalesh Sharma
Jamaica, Her Excellency, Portia Simpson Miller, Prime Minister European Council, His Excellency Mr Herman van Rompuy, President
Jordan, Her Royal Highness, Queen Rania Al Abdullah and His Excellency Prime Minister Dr Abdullah Ensour Mexico, His Excellency Enrique Pena Nieto President of Mexico
Kenya, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President Mauritius, His Excellency Dr the Honourable Navinchandra, Prime Minister
Korea (South), His Excellency Hongwon Chung, Prime Minister Mauritania, His Excellency Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz,  President
Lebanon, His Excellency Mr Najib Mikati, Prime Minister Malawi, Her Excellency Joyce Banda, President
Lesotho, His Excellency, T Thabane, Prime Minister Grand 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.

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  • Chiredzisister

    Madiba you are everyone s hero. MYDSRIP. Wish Matibili will go as soon as.

  • Sindiso Ka Mazibisa

    I am humbled .truly humbled by this man ,super human Nelson Mandela .to be so honored .kudos to South Africa and Africa.siyabonga Tata Mandela.we wish many more Mandelas can come out of your legacy .RIP

  • Kimberly Kadash andreezy bay b

    cuba will be there and america will be there, the west will be there and mugabe will be there. Tension

    • bobsled

      There needs not be tension and in situations like this people do learn a bit.

  • Diva Dolla

    Izvi zvinobva zvandiratidza kuti Mugabe muduku duku kwazvo!!

    • Dzvuks

      Mupfana sitereki!

  • Anthony Foley

    MADIBA – RIP. In life you United us & in death you have.
    AFRICA – OUR LEADERS MUST LEARN TO PASS THE BATTON. You cannot be leader for life for that BREEDS CONTEMPT

  • J.Bosco Mutarambirwa

    What about Paul Kagame of Rwanda? Not invited huh… That makes sense. Kagame already attempted to screw up the World Cup in 2010 by trying to assassinate Nyamwasa while everybody else was busy having a good time. Who wants an assassin to crash another world event? Time has come for Kagame to go. Everyone needs to come clean, recognize Kagame has murdered more Africans than Hitler murdered Jews, then put Kagame in his place. http://www.newsweek.com/case-against-rwandas-president-paul-kagame-63167

  • Jonas Tay

    Res Ipsa Loqultur