President Vicente Fox Quesada
Statement to the Media on the Terrorist Attacks
Los Pinos, Mexico
September 11, 2001
@12:00 P.M. EDT

Good afternoon.

To all Mexican people:

This morning we were notified about the horrible news of the series of terrorist attacks in the United States, that have left a great trail of destruction.

Mexico expresses its condolences to the Government and the American people for the irreparable human losses.

We also express our energetic condemnation to these attacks.

I have informed President George Bush of our feelings of sorrow and our solidarity in such difficult moments.

As an expression of grief, the Mexican Government has informed its Diplomatic Delegations and their consular representations in that country to suspend the celebrations of our Independence Holidays.

My Government will pay attention to the development of the events. Mexico is united, in calm and working.

I have given instructions to all our diplomatic representations to reinforce efforts to immediately provide our fellow countrymen in the United States, all the support they need.

We have taken all the required measures. The Order and Respect Cabinet is working permanently, to guarantee the normal development of our activities.

We have taken precautionary measures, similar to those being taken in other countries, to guarantee the suitable functioning of the financial market and banking. They will reestablish their operations, once the conditions allow them to.

We repeat our most energetic condemnation to all kind of violence, and we hope that peace reigns the world.

I urge the Mexican people to stay together, in calm and to act with peace of mind.

Thank you, and good afternoon.