Secretary of State Rex Tillerson And Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders Before Their Meeting

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U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
November 1, 2017


SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Good morning, all.  I want to welcome Deputy Prime Minister Reynders of Belgium to the State Department.  It’s a pleasure to have you here.

I do want to make a comment on yesterday’s events in New York City.  Of course, we extend our condolences to the families and loved ones of all the victims.  This has turned out to be – have been an international event in terms of the victims themselves.  We now know we have one Belgian citizen who died in the attack yesterday and five Argentinian citizens, and we have additional Belgian citizens that were injured as well.

We really stand in complete solidarity with Belgium, Argentina, and all other countries against these acts of terrorism.  Once again we’ve seen the evil face of terror in our own borders, but this is a face that knows no borders.  And certainly, Belgium, Europe, and other countries have had to deal with this evil that confronts us from time to time.  We welcome and appreciate the strong coalition of all partners in this fight against terrorism globally, and we will continue that fight until we can eliminate this threat to all American citizens and our friends and allies around the world as well.

So again, thank you, Deputy Prime Minister.  Appreciate you coming to see us.


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