Obama wishes `speedy recovery` for ailing Mandela

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 08:48

Washington: President Barack Obama is wishing for a "speedy recovery" for ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela.

The 94-year-old Mandela is currently in a Johannesburg hospital, receiving treatment for a recurring lung infection.

White House Spokesman Jay Carney says Obama, the first lady and everyone at the White House are concerned about Mandela`s health. Carney says they all wish Mandela a "speedy recovery."
Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to depart at the end of June on a three-country trip to Africa, including a visit to South Africa. Other stops are scheduled for Senegal and Tanzania.

Obama and Mandela met when Obama was a US Senator. Michelle Obama met Mandela when she travelled to South Africa on her own in 2011.
PTI



First Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 08:48

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