PRESIDENCIA DA REPUBLICA
GABINETE DA PRESIDENCIA
DEPARTAMENTO DE COMUNICACAO SOCIAL
27 November 2008
President Ramos-Horta Condemns the Terrorist Attack in Bombay-India
The President of Republic and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dr Jose Ramos-Horta, today most strongly condemned the terrorist attack that took place in India in the city of Bombay, also known as Mumbai, killing at least 82 people according to the international media report.
“This cowardly attack on innocent civilians deliberately targeting American and British Citizens, must be condemned by all, and must rally all countries to pursue the fight against terrorism even more relentlessly,” said President Ramos-Horta.
“This terrorist attack, coming after the landslide election victory of President elect Barrack Obama, who is supported and admired by millions around the world, highlight the real aim of the terrorists and other extremists around the world”.
“They are not interested in seeking dialogue and peaceful means to resolve whatever differences they might have with the West. It is self evident that whoever is in the White House in the United States, terrorism will not stop,” the President said
President Jose Ramos-Horta, express his profound sympathy and solidarity with the Indian Government and people, and all the victims of this latest terrorist attack in India. END
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