UN chief celebrates 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks – Manila bulletin
UNITED NATIONS – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a statement on Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.
“Today we mark a dark day engraved in the minds of millions of people around the world – a day when nearly 3,000 lives in more than 90 countries were taken by terrorists in cowardly and heinous attacks on the world. United States of America. Thousands more have been injured, ”Guterres said in the statement.
“On this day, my thoughts are with the victims and their families. We pay tribute to the survivors, who had to overcome physical and emotional scars to continue with their lives. We honor the first responders who put themselves in danger, many making the ultimate sacrifice, exemplifying the humanity and compassion that terrorism seeks to erase, ”he said. “And we remember the solidarity, unity and determination expressed 20 years ago by the international community, aiming for a future without terrorism.” “Today we stand in solidarity with the people of New York, the United States of America, and all victims of terrorism around the world. We recommit ourselves to working together to defend their rights and their needs, ”said Guterres.
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