14 June 2016; President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has sent a message of sympathy to the President of the United States of America, His Excellency Barack Obama, following the the attacks in Orlando, Florida.
The President’s message reads as follows:
“I was deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the attacks in Orlando, Florida causing the tragic loss of life and injury to many.”
“The Maldives strongly condemns such acts of terror and violence perpetuated against innocent people and believes that they serve no purpose other than causing absolute misery, instilling fear and distress.”
“The Government and the people of the Maldives join me in conveying our deepest sympathies to the Government and people of the United States during this challenging time. Please also convey our sincere condolences to the members of the bereaved families.”