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President Iohannis and wife, at 9/11 Memorial

Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis and his wife, Carmen Iohannis, on Sunday laid wreaths and kept a minute’s silence to the memory of the victims of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, at the National September 11 Memorial, built at Ground Zero in New York, at the site of the destroyed Twin Towers.

The two laid red roses and white flowers on the inscriptions bearing the names Ana Fosteris and Corina Stan.

Pope Francis, who was paying a visit to the US, also visited the Memorial on Friday.

In 2011, ten years after the terror attacks of September 11, the Americans opened a memorial for the public, at the site of the destroyed Twin Towers. Huge fountains made of black stone with continuous water jets were setup on the foundations of the former towers.

On a metal rampart surrounding the monument, the names of the over 2,600 victims of the attacks are engraved.


“Intolerance leads to crime, terror must be fought every day”

Romanians displayed their solidarity with the American people not out of obligation, but believing that freedom is the most important human value, says Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis, who on Sunday laid a wreath and kept a moment’s silence to the memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, at the Ground Zero Memorial.

“I was very moved to walk in New York, at the site of the destroyed Twin Towers, this space of the US tragedy of September 11, 2011. Back then we all witnessed a painful truth and an absolute lesson: intolerance leads to crime and terror must be fought against every day. Our world mustn’t yield to hatred, which takes lives and cripples destinies. All these years, Romanians have displayed their solidarity with the American people not out of obligation, but believing that freedom is the most important human value and that the wounds of a nation can only be soothed by solidarity and by concrete action against those who attack its values,” Iohannis wrote on Facebook on Monday.

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