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29. 9. 2015 16:49

Prime Minister Sobotka pays tribute to 9/11 victims at Ground Zero in New York

Předseda vlády Sobotka uctil památku obětí z 11. září na Ground Zero v New Yorku, 29. září 2015.
Prime Minister Sobotka pays tribute to 9/11 victims at Ground Zero in New York, on 29 September 2015.
During his official trip to New York, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka paid tribute to Alena Sešínová and Lukáš Rambousek, victims of the terrorist attack on 11 September 2001, by laying flowers at the 9/11 Memorial.

"As part of my working trip to the United States, I paid tribute in New York today to two Czech victims of the terrorist attack committed on 11 September 2001. The atrocious act resulted in thousands of casualties among people from dozens of countries around the world and foreshadowed one of the principal threats of this century. The terrorist attack in New York as well as those perpetrated in Washington, London, Madrid, Paris, Copenhagen, and many other places around the globe, have shown that security, freedom, democracy, tolerance, and respect for human rights and human dignity do not happen as a matter of course and need to be collectively defended. Terrorism is a concept that despises human life and attacks the fundamental values shared by all people in the civilized world. It is only through broad international cooperation, which includes security issues as well as prevention of radicalization and extremism, that we can in the future prevent such tragedies as the one that took place here," said Sobotka.

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