MEETING OF CONSULTATION OF MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

 

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING OF CONSULTATION OF MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
OEA/Ser.F/II.23
RC.23/DEC.1/01 rev. 1
October 2, 2001
Washington, D.C. Original: English

 

DECLARATION OF SOLIDARITY
FROM THE HOUSE OF THE AMERICAS

(Declaration adopted at the first plenary session,

held on September 21, 2001)

 

We, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Americas, declare our solidarity with the Government and people of the United States of America and express our deepest condolences to all nations and families who suffered losses as a result of the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001.

 

In their honor, we pledge to stand united against terrorism.

 

With one voice, we condemn the abhorrent practice of targeting innocent persons to promote ideological objectives.

 

With one heart, we commit to work together urgently to bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers, and sponsors of these terrorist acts and all those who provide them aid and sustenance.

 

With one resolve, we dedicate ourselves to use all democratic and legal means to protect our shared values and the right of our citizens to live in an environment of peace and security.

 

Individually and collectively, we will deny terrorist groups the capacity to operate in this Hemisphere.

 

This American family stands united.

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