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United Kingdom
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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