Mr. Fernando Henrique Cardoso
President of the Federative Republic of Brazil
U.N. General Assembly, 10 November 2001
"Only fanatics fail to acknowledge the great mission undertaken by the United Nations and by Kofi Annan."
"This September in New York, as well as in Washington, was marked by the very denial of this dialogue and understanding between peoples: the senseless violence resulting from an odious and treacherous attack against the United States of America and against all peace and freedom-loving peoples."
"Brazil extends it full solidarity and support to the people of the United States in its response to terrorism…The Charter of the United Nations acknowledges the right of Member States to act in self-defense."
"Yet terrorism must not be allowed to stifle the debate on cooperation and other issues of global interest.
The road to the future requires that the forces of globalization be harnessed in the pursuit of lasting peace, a peace sustained not by fear, but rather by the willing acceptance by all countries of a just international order."