Death of Osama Bin Laden – Telephone conversation between Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic, and Barack Obama, President of the United States – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, 2 May 2011
President Sarkozy spoke on the telephone this evening to President Barack Obama.
The Head of State hailed the determination of President Obama and all those who relentlessly and courageously pursued the al-Qaeda leader for nearly 10 years.
President Sarkozy also expressed his thoughts and heartfelt sympathy for the victims of the attacks of 11 September 2001, and for their families and close friends.
The two heads of State agreed that beyond the historic failure that the death of Osama Bin Laden represents for al-Qaeda, the just and necessary fight against terrorist barbarity and those who support it must be continued./.