Peruvian president Alan Garcia congratulates the U.S. on Bin Laden’s death



U.S. president Barack Obama confirms the death of Osama Bin Laden from the East Room of the White House on Sunday. (Photo: Reuters )

Monday Peruvian president Alan García sent a message to U.S. president Barack Obama to express the gratitude of his government and the Peruvian people for the successful military operation that led to the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, said the Peruvian Foreign Ministry.

In this communication president García also sent a "message of renewed hope and comfort" to all victims of terror.

"The death of the founder and leader of Al Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, ends a painful page of international history, characterized by the attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York. Peruvians who suffered directly from terrorist violence fully understand the significance of this achievement in terms of security, peace and justice," García said.

In addition, foreign minister Jose Antonio García Belaunde spoke with his U.S. counterpart, Hillary Clinton, to salute the country’s achievement.

"The announcement of the death of the leader and founder of Al Qaeda is the result of years of effort to dismantle the global terrorist organization, and we support the hope of creating a horizon of peace and security in the world," said García Belaunde.

Sunday U.S. president Barack Obama confirmed the death of Osama Bin Laden as a result of a military operation in a wealthy district of Pakistan.

Bin Laden has been identified as responsible for the attack on the World Trade Center in September 2001 that left more than 3,000 dead.