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Many world leaders expressed their solidarity with the United States and stood by the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks that targeted New York and Washington, which killed nearly 3,000 people.
While the ceremonies commemorating the 20th anniversary of those bloody attacks continue in the United States, many positions have been issued by some world leaders and leaders condemning the attacks and in solidarity with the Families
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– French President Emmanuel Macron wrote today, Saturday, in a tweet, accompanied by a video of an American flag at the entrance to the Elysee Palace in Paris, “We will never forget, we will always fight for freedom.”
In Brussels, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen remembered the victims of jihadist attacks, and said on Twitter, “On 9/11 we remember those who lost their lives, and we honor those who risked everything to help them, that even in the darkest and most difficult times, the best of nature can bring out the best in nature. For humanity, the European Union stands with the United States to defend freedom and cooperate against hate.”
Prayers for the victims
In Britain, Queen Elizabeth II said in a letter to US President Joe Biden that she prayed for the victims of the attacks, and praised those who carried out the “reconstruction.”
“My thoughts and prayers, my family and my entire country are with the victims, survivors and affected families, as well as first responders and rescuers,” the 95-year-old said.
In Italy, President Sergio Mattarella expressed his country’s solidarity with the United States and its allies “to confront any terrorist threat.”
The attacks that changed the politics of the world
In Switzerland, President Guy Parmelin stressed in a tweet his “unconditional rejection of terrorism”.
These attacks, he said, “changed politics around the world, and also had an impact on our lives in Switzerland,” and underscoring the unconditional rejection of terrorism everywhere and at all times, I expressed my solidarity with all its victims.
In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said on Twitter, “Today marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in the United States. We remember the victims.”
In Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison recalled “2977 people lost their lives that day”.
“September 11th reminds us that we can never take our peace, our freedom and our way of life for granted,” he said in a letter offering his “sincere condolences” to “all the American people.”
He added that there are “times when things we thought were guaranteed can change in the blink of an eye, and we know nothing will ever be the same again.”
“The shock they felt because the foundations of our world seemed to be shaking, September 11, 2001 in the United States was one of those days,” Morrison said.