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Legislation #: 960287 Introduction Date: 3/21/1996
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 3/21/1996
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER LOAR
Title: Welcoming Andre Isak van Niekerk Minister of Agriculture of South Africa.

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3/21/1996

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3/21/1996

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RESOLUTION NO. 960287

 

Welcoming Andre Isak van Niekerk Minister of Agriculture of South Africa.

 

WHEREAS, A.I. van Niekerk was appointed Deputy Minister of Agriculture in 1986, from 1989 to 1991 he served as Minister of Agriculture and Water Supply in the Ministers' Council and has been the Minister of Agriculture for South Africa since 1991; and

 

WHEREAS, A.I. van Niekerk received his Doctorate in Agriculture from the University of Stellenbosch and after several years as a teacher and a Specialist Research Officer for the Department of Agriculture he became a full time farmer; and

 

WHEREAS, A.I. van Niekerk is here as a guest of the International Agriculture Summit SEEDS OF GROWTH Dialogue; and

 

WHEREAS, their visit serves as a reminder of the friendly ties of the citizens of the United States of America, the "melting pot" nation, to South Africa, also a "melting pot" nation, and illustrates again how all people who share this Planet Earth are truly brothers and sisters with a common wish to live together in peace; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby welcome to the United States of America and to Kansas City, Missouri, A.I. van Niekerk; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council hereby declare each of our visitors to be honorary citizens of Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council and that copies hereof be presented to A.I. van Niekerk in token of the respect and esteem in which they are held in the hearts and minds of the Mayor and Council for the seemingly small step they have taken on behalf of all American and South African citizens on the road which leads towards assuring world peace.

 

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