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Former President Clinton meets with Nelson Mandela

Former US President Bill Clinton paid a visit to South Africa's Former President Nelson Mandela on the sidelines of the World Cup tournament.

world Updated: Jun 25, 2010 01:24 IST

Former US President Bill Clinton paid a visit to South Africa's Former President Nelson Mandela on the sidelines of the World Cup tournament.

After the meeting, Clinton spoke at the Nelson Mandela Foundation Thursday, praising Mandela's life and encouraging the celebration of the former South African leader's legacy. He said Mandela's birthday should be a day of service.

Clinton also congratulated South Africa for the work it has done to host the World Cup saying the country has been given a chance to set a standard from which the world can learn. Nelson Mandela Day is celebrated yearly and occurs on July 18, his birthday.