Prime Minister Tony Blair
Joint Communique with African Leaders on the Terrorist Attacks
September 18, 2001
The Prime Minister has met with leaders of Botswana, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria,
Senegal, and Tanzania, and issued a joint statement condemning last Tuesday's
terrorist attacks on the United States.
The communique reads:
"We the leaders of Botswana, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania
and the United Kingdom, meeting at Chequers on 18 September 2001, condemn in
the strongest possible terms last Tuesday?s terrorist attacks in the United
States. We consider these to have been attacks on the whole of the international
community and on people of every faith and culture.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the families of those who died and to all those
communities who have lost loved ones.
We stand together today in solidarity with the United States and in our determination
that those responsible should be brought to justice.
We commit ourselves to rid the world of the evil of terrorism. We pledge to
work tirelessly, in all relevant international fora, to strengthen international
cooperation to cut off financial support to terrorists, and to dismantle terrorist
networks wherever they exist."
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