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This is a list of dignitaries at the "state memorial service of Nelson Mandela.[1] "Mandela died on 5 December 2013. Many "heads of state and "government attended the state memorial service on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 at the "FNB Stadium in "Johannesburg. The memorial service was one of the largest gatherings of world leaders (91).[2]

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Dignitaries[edit]

Heads of state and government[edit]

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South African President "Jacob Zuma waiting to take the stage at the "FNB Stadium
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"Barack and "Michelle Obama seated next to Prime Minister of "Denmark "Helle Thorning-Schmidt
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President "Yayi Boni of "Benin greeting other dignitaries
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Crowd at the stadium
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Crowd at the stadium
Country Title Dignitary
 "South Africa President "Jacob Zuma
 "Afghanistan President "Hamid Karzai[3]
 "Australia Prime Minister "Tony Abbott
 "Bahamas Prime Minister "Perry Christie
 "Bangladesh President "Abdul Hamid
 "Belgium King "Philippe
 "Belgium Prime Minister "Elio Di Rupo
 "Benin President "Yayi Boni
 "Botswana President "Ian Khama[4]
 "Brazil President "Dilma Rousseff
 "Burundi President "Pierre Nkurunziza
 "Canada Prime Minister "Stephen Harper
 "Chad President "Idriss Déby
 "Comoros President "Ikililou Dhoinine
 "Democratic Republic of Congo President "Joseph Kabila
 "Republic of the Congo President "Denis Sassou Nguesso
 "Croatia President "Ivo Josipović
 "Cuba President "Raúl Castro
 "Denmark Prime Minister "Helle Thorning-Schmidt
 "Djibouti President "Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
 "East Timor Prime Minister "Xanana Gusmão
 "Equatorial Guinea President "Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
 "Ethiopia Prime Minister "Hailemariam Desalegn
 "Finland President "Sauli Niinistö
 "France/ "Andorra President/Co-Prince "François Hollande
 "Gabon President "Ali Bongo Ondimba
 "The Gambia President "Yahya Jammeh[5]
 "Germany President "Joachim Gauck
 "Ghana President "John Dramani Mahama
 "Guinea President "Alpha Condé
 "Guyana President "Donald Ramotar
 "Haiti President "Michel Martelly
Prime Minister "Laurent Lamothe
 "India President "Pranab Mukherjee[6]
 "Ireland President "Michael D. Higgins [7]
 "Italy Prime Minister "Enrico Letta
 "Ivory Coast President "Alassane Ouattara
 "Jamaica Prime Minister "Portia Simpson-Miller
 "Jordan Prime Minister "Abdullah Ensour
 "Kenya President "Uhuru Kenyatta
 "Lebanon Prime Minister "Najib Mikati
 "Lesotho Prime Minister "Tom Thabane
 "Liberia President "Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
 "Luxembourg "Grand Duke "Henri
 "Malawi President "Joyce Banda
 "Malta Prime Minister "Joseph Muscat
 "Mauritania President "Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
 "Mauritius Prime Minister "Navin Ramgoolam
 "Mexico President "Enrique Peña Nieto
 "Mozambique President "Armando Guebuza
 "Namibia President "Hifikepunye Pohamba
 "Netherlands King "Willem-Alexander
 "New Zealand Prime Minister "John Key
 "Niger President "Mahamadou Issoufou
 "Nigeria President "Goodluck Jonathan
 "Norway Prime Minister "Erna Solberg[8]
 "Pakistan President "Mamnoon Hussain
 "State of Palestine President "Mahmoud Abbas
 "Portugal President "Aníbal Cavaco Silva
 "Romania Prime Minister "Victor Ponta[9]
 "Senegal President "Macky Sall
 "Serbia President "Tomislav Nikolić
 "Seychelles President "James Michel
 "Slovenia President "Borut Pahor
 "Somalia President "Hassan Sheikh Mohamud["citation needed]
 "South Korea Prime Minister "Jung Hong-won
 "South Sudan President "Salva Kiir Mayardit
 "Spain Prime Minister "Mariano Rajoy[10]
 "Sri Lanka President "Mahinda Rajapaksa
 "Suriname President "Dési Bouterse
 "Swaziland Prime Minister "Sibusiso Dlamini
 "Sweden Prime Minister "Fredrik Reinfeldt
  "Switzerland President "Ueli Maurer
 "Tanzania President "Jakaya Kikwete
 "Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister "Kamla Persad-Bissessar
 "Tunisia President "Moncef Marzouki
 "Uganda President "Yoweri Museveni
 "United Kingdom Prime Minister "David Cameron
 "United States President "Barack Obama[11]
 "Venezuela President "Nicolás Maduro
 "Zambia President "Michael Sata
 "Zimbabwe President "Robert Mugabe

Other royalty[edit]

Country Title Dignitary
 "Denmark Crown Prince "Prince Frederik
 "Japan Crown Prince "Prince Naruhito
 "Jordan Queen consort "Queen Rania
"Monaco"South Africa "Monaco Princess consort "Princess Charlene
 "Morocco Prince "Prince Moulay Rachid
 "Norway Crown Prince "Prince Haakon
 "Saudi Arabia Second Deputy Prime Minister "Prince Muqrin
 "Spain "Crown Prince "Prince Felipe
 "Sweden Crown Princess "Princess Victoria
 "United Kingdom Prince of Wales "Prince Charles

Government representatives[edit]

Country Title Dignitary
 "Algeria Speaker of the "Council of the Nation Abdelkader Bensalah
 "Angola Vice President "Manuel Vicente
 "Argentina Vice President "Amado Boudou
 "Belarus Vice Chairman of the "House of Representatives Viktor Guminsky[12]
 "China Vice President "Li Yuanchao[13]
 "Colombia Vice President "Angelino Garzón
 "Estonia Foreign Minister "Urmas Paet[14]
 "France Minister of Foreign and European Affairs "Laurent Fabius[15]
Minister of Justice "Christiane Taubira
 "Greece Minister of National Defence "Dimitris Avramopoulos
 "Holy See President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace "Peter Cardinal Turkson
 "Hungary Deputy Prime Minister "Zsolt Semjén
 "India Chairperson of the National Advisory Council "Sonia Gandhi[16]
Minister of Commerce and Industry "Anand Sharma
 "Iran Vice President "Mohammad Shariatmadari
 "Ireland "Tánaiste "Eamon Gilmore [7]
 "Israel Speaker of the Knesset "Yuli-Yoel Edelstein
 "Italy President of the Chamber of Deputies "Laura Boldrini
 "Malaysia Minister of the Federal Territories "Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor [17]
Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water "Maximus Ongkili
 "Netherlands Foreign Minister "Frans Timmermans
 "Poland Foreign Minister "Radosław Sikorski
 "Peru Vice President "Marisol Espinoza["citation needed]
 "Philippines Vice President "Jejomar Binay[18]
 "Russia Chairwoman of the "Federation Council "Valentina Matviyenko
 "Singapore Deputy Prime Minister "Tharman Shanmugaratnam[19]
 "Sudan Vice President Bakri Hassan Salih
 "Turkey Deputy Prime Minister "Beşir Atalay[20]
 "United Arab Emirates Minister of Culture "Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan
 "United Kingdom Deputy Prime Minister "Nick Clegg[21]
 "United States Attorney General "Eric Holder
National Security Advisor "Susan Rice[11]
Senator from Texas "Ted Cruz

International organisations[edit]

Organisation Title Dignitary
 "Arab League Samir Hosny
""AU emblem.png "African Union "Chairperson of the AU Commission "Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
 "Commonwealth of Nations Secretary-General "Kamalesh Sharma
"European Union "European Council President "Herman Van Rompuy
 "European Union President of the European Commission "José Manuel Barroso
 "United Nations Secretary-General "Ban Ki-moon

Former leaders[edit]

Country / Org Title Dignitary
 "Brazil 31st President "José Sarney
32nd President "Fernando Collor de Mello
34th President "Fernando Henrique Cardoso
35th President "Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
 "Canada 16th Prime Minister "Joe Clark
18th Prime Minister "Brian Mulroney
19th Prime Minister "Kim Campbell
20th Prime Minister "Jean Chrétien
26th Governor General "Adrienne Clarkson
27th Governor General "Michaëlle Jean
 "Colombia 30th President "Andrés Pastrana[22]
 "Finland 10th President "Martti Ahtisaari
 "France 23rd President "Nicolas Sarkozy
 "Ghana 1st President (Fourth Republic) "Jerry Rawlings
 "Iran 5th President "Mohammad Khatami
 "Ireland 7th President "Mary Robinson [7]
 "Japan 58th Prime Minister "Yasuo Fukuda
 "Poland 2nd President "Lech Wałęsa
 "Romania 3rd President "Emil Constantinescu
 "South Africa State President / 1st Deputy President "Frederik Willem De Klerk
2nd President "Thabo Mbeki
3rd President "Kgalema Motlanthe
 "New Zealand 35th Prime Minister "Jim Bolger
 "Nigeria 1st President (Fourth Republic) "Olusegun Obasanjo
 "United Kingdom former Prime Minister "John Major
former Prime Minister "Tony Blair
former Prime Minister "Gordon Brown
 "United States 39th President "Jimmy Carter[11]
42nd President "Bill Clinton[11]
43rd President "George W. Bush[11]
 "Zambia 1st President "Kenneth Kaunda
 "United Nations 7th Secretary General "Kofi Annan

Other guests[edit]

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"Bono and his wife "Ali Hewson at the memorial service

This section is a partial list of notable guests who attended the memorial service.

Non-attendance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Confirmation of foreign Heads of State and Government attending the memorial services or funeral". South Africa Government Online. 9 December 2013. Archived from the original on 10 December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "About 70 Heads of State to attend Mandela's memorial service". sanews.gov.za. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Afghan president leaves for South Africa to attend Mandela's memorial service - Xinhua | English.news.cn". Big5.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  4. ^ "Botswana president to attend memorial service for Mandela in South Africa - Xinhua | English.news.cn". News.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  5. ^ 10 December 2013. "Gambia: President Jammeh to Attend Mandela's Memorial Service". allAfrica.com. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  6. ^ "Mukherjee to attend Mandela's memorial service in Johannesburg today". Newstrackindia.com. 2013-12-05. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  7. ^ a b c Higgins, Gilmore in SA for Mandela service Irish Times, 2013-12-09.
  8. ^ Kronprinsen og Solberg på Mandela-minneseremoni "TV2. Retrieved 9 December 2013 (in Norwegian)
  9. ^ [1] Victor Ponta with Barack Obama in South Africa. Retrieved 10 December 2013]
  10. ^ "Prince and President to attend Mandela's memorial - Euro Weekly News Spain". Euroweeklynews.com. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f Obama, George W. Bush and Hillary Clinton Share Flight to South Africa. "The New York Times. December 10, 2013.
  12. ^ "Guminsky to attend Mandela's memorial events in South Africa - Politics - Belarus News | Belarusian news | Belarus today | news in Belarus | Minsk news | BELTA". News.belta.by. 2013-12-05. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  13. ^ "Chinese VP to attend Mandela's funeral". China Daily. 2013-12-09. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  14. ^ "Paet to Represent Estonia at Mandela Memorial Ceremony Tuesday | News | ERR". News. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  15. ^ "Hommage à Mandela: une centaine de personnalités à la cérémonie de Soweto". "The Huffington Post. December 9, 2013. 
  16. ^ "President, Sonia leave for Mandela memorial service". "The Times of India. December 9, 2013. 
  17. ^ Two ministers to attend Mandela state funeral
  18. ^ Binay leaves for Mandela funeral
  19. ^ "Singapore deputy PM to attend state memorial service for Nelson Mandela - Xinhua | English.news.cn". News.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  20. ^ "Mandela'nın cenazesine Beşir Atalay katılıyor". "BBC. December 10, 2013. 
  21. ^ a b c d e Nelson Mandela memorial guest list. "The Daily Telegraph. December 10, 2013.
  22. ^ http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/politica/comision-colombiana-parte-sudafrica-asistir-funeral-de-articulo-462939
  23. ^ a b c d e f Obama, Castro shake hands as world says farewell to peacemaker Mandela. "Reuters. December 10, 2013.
  24. ^ "Iran's Zarif to travel to South Africa for Mandela funeral". "Press TV. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  25. ^ "Home " Iran Iran's FM cancels attending Nelson Mandela's funeral, stays to meet Russian FM". en.trend.az. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  26. ^ "Netanyahu Won't Attend Mandela Memorial". www.israelnationalnews.com. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  27. ^ http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/intl-community/2013/12/13/395848/No-invite.htm
  28. ^ a b Nelson Mandela memorial guest list Daily Telegraph, 10 December 2013.

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