On the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán offered his deepest sympathies and condolences to the family members of those affected by the attacks and reaffirmed Hungary's commitment to combatting international terrorism.

"The entire civilized world is still shocked by what happened in the United States fifteen years ago. In addition to remembering the innocent victims and the heroes who took part in the rescue efforts, we must also renew our determination and commitment in the fight against terrorism

We remember the attacks of 11 September 2001, but the wider than ever spread of terrorism in Europe and in the continent’s immediate neighborhood also confers on the anniversary a distressing relevance. Terrorism has moved to Europe. The threat of terrorism, and the possibility that attacks may occur, have become part of Europeans’ everyday lives. Across a large swathe of Europe everyday security is now a thing of the past. Hungary itself is in a region which is not free from danger, and the security of our country is also at risk.

Hungary and the United States fight together, side by side, against every form of terrorism. As part of an international coalition, our countries’ soldiers are fighting together against terrorists in a number of conflict zones around the world, and our security policy cooperation is also exemplary. Our American friends can continue to rely on us: we stand by them, with the strength we are able to muster, in order to protect our world and way of life, and the security of our citizens."

Viktor Orbán

(Press Office of the Prime Minister)