Prime Minister John Howard
Washington, D.C.
September 11, 2001

The Honorable
George W. Bush
President of United States
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President,

The Australian government and people share the sense of horror experienced by your nation at today's catastrophic events and the appalling loss of life. I feel the tragedy even more keenly being here in Washington at the moment.

In the face of an attack of this magnitude, words are always inadequate in conveying sympathy and support. You can however be assured of Australia's resolute solidarity with the American people at this most tragic time.

My personal thoughts and prayers are very much with those left bereaved by these despicable attacks upon the American people and the American nation.

Yours sincerely,
John Howard


©2001 Commonwealth of Australia.