President Heydar Aliyev
Reaction to the Terrorist Attacks
September 11, 2001
Azerbaijans President Heydar Aliyev sent his heartfelt condolences to
the U.S. President George W. Bush following the murderous acts of terrorism
in the United States.
I was profoundly saddened by the news about numerous human casualties
and destruction caused by the ghastly acts of terror in New York and Washington,
DC, said President Aliyev in his letter. I present my deepest condolences
on this tragedy to you, families and dear ones of the victims, and to all the
friendly American people.
President Aliyev also chaired an emergency meeting of the countrys Security
Council. The Security Council unanimously condemned the terrorist acts committed
on the territory of the United States and stressed the need to further strengthen
the struggle against international terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
In accordance with the Security Council instructions, appropriate measures have
been taken in order to secure Azerbaijans vital infrastructure installations,
including the countrys transportation system. President Aliyev told U.S.
Ambassador in Baku, Ross Wilson, that special efforts are made to provide security
for all foreign missions.
On this tragic day, the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Washington, DC joins our American
friends and colleagues in mourning the innocent victims of these horrible acts.