Leaders of many countries sent to the United States messages of solidarity against terrorism on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in New York.
“After 20 years, we can confirm that the plot to undermine faith in freedom and democracy has failed. They cannot divide nations, cannot force us to give up our values or must live in constant fear”, Prime Minister Brother Boris Johnson confirmed.
Queen Elizabeth II also sent her condolences to the victims, survivors and all families affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Chairperson European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen pays tribute to those who bravely rushed into the scene of a terrorist attack to support the victims. “September 11 shows that even in the darkest and most difficult times, the best in people can still shine,” she stressed.
The same message was given by the Chairman Council of Europe Charles Michel shared on Twitter. “The terrible September 11 attacks 20 years ago changed the course of history. We remember the victims and the noble sacrifices of so many rescuers and emergency responders.” , he said.
He stressed that the European Union (EU) continues to stand with the US and President Joe Biden in the fight against terrorism and all forms of extremism.
Other leaders in Europe like the President France Emmanuel Macron, President Italy Sergio Materrella also emphasized the spirit of ending with the US and its allies in responding to terrorism. President Switzerland Guy Parmelin stressed that terrorism should be unconditionally opposed worldwide.
“September 11 reminds us that freedom is fragile. As Ronald Reagan once said, freedom needs to be fought and defended continuously by each generation,” the Prime Minister said. Australia Scott Morrison commented.
He said that the terrorist attack that shook the world 20 years ago was a blow to free people in all countries, as well as Western lifestyles and values. “Despite the pain they caused that day, terrorists have failed in their attempt to crush our will and change our way of life,” Prime Minister Morrison said.
On September 11, 2001, a group of al-Qaeda-trained hijackers took control of four passenger planes over the United States. Two crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and one into the Pentagon. The plane eventually crashed in Pennsylvania, en route to Washington, D.C., after passengers resisted.
The series of terrorist attacks left more than 3,000 people dead and more than 25,000 injured. Thousands of people are still suffering from injuries and health problems after the tragedy. The US has not yet confirmed all the victims’ identities and missing cases.
Trung Nhan (Follow AFP)