President Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Algiers, Algeria
September 11, 2001

To His Excellency Georges W. Bush
President of United States of America

Mr. President,

Together with all the Algerian people, I was horrified by the news concerning the cruel and barbaric attacks of which the American people was the victim it both its capitals of New York and Washington.

Algeria condemns with the greatest energy these acts of violence which bear the revolting hallmark of blind terrorism which targets all parts of the world, and which, in the acts that just targeted your great country demonstrated its capacity to harm and the danger to which it exposes humanity.

In these terrible and tragic circumstances, I wish to express to you personally and to the whole of the American people, my sympathy and that of the Algerian people which shares the pain of the families striken by this atrocious unleashing of such abject violence and of such cowardice.

Please accept, Mr. President, the assurance of my highest consideration.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika