18 Aprl 2016; H.E. Ms. Dunya Maumoon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has sent a message of sympathy to His Excellency Mr. Guillaume Long, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Mobility Humana of the Republic of Ecuador, following the news of the deadly earthquake which hit the western coastal area of Ecuador causing the loss of many lives.
Minister’s message reads as follows:
I am deeply saddened to hear the news of the devastation caused by the powerful earthquake yesterday leading to the loss of many lives and widespread destruction to properties and livelihoods.
On behalf of the people and the Government of Maldives and on my own behalf, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to your Excellency, the people and the Government of Ecuador. Please also convey our sincere condolences to the members of the bereaved families.