1 November 2016, Male'; Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim has sent a message to His Excellency Mr. Adel Al-Jubeir, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, condemning the attack aimed at the holy city of Makkah.
Minister’s message reads as follows:
It is with shock and great concern that I learnt the news of the ballistic missile launched by the Houthi militias targeting the holy city of Makkah.
The Government of Maldives condemns this heinous act in the strongest terms and believes that it is not only an attack aimed at Saudi Arabia alone, but a provocation against the Muslim Ummah.
The Maldives is fully committed to fight against global terrorism and reiterates its support to the Saudi Government in its efforts to ensure security and stability in the Middle East, especially in its efforts to restore peace in Yemen.
At this time of distress, the Government and the people of Maldives join me in expressing solidarity and support towards the fight against terrorism.