Bin Laden: Sarkozy congratulates Obama, vows to fight on
French President Nicolas Sarkozy congratulated his US counterpart Barack Obama on Monday on his determination in hunting down Osama bin Laden and agreed both countries must fight on against Al-Qaeda.
"The president spoke this evening by telephone with President Barack Obama," said a statement from the Elysee Palace.
"The head of state hailed the determination of President Obama and of all those who, for the past 10 years, have pursued the leader of Al-Qaeda with tenacity and courage," it said.
"President Sarkozy also expressed his thoughts for the victims of the September 11 attacks, and for their families and loved ones," it continued.
"The two heads of state agreed that, beyond the historic defeat that the death of Osama bin Laden marks for Al-Qaeda, the just and necessary battle against terrorist barbarism and those who support it must continue."
© 2011 AFP