26 April 2015, Male’; Minister of Foreign Affairs Her Excellency Ms Dunya Maumoon has sent a message of sympathy to His Excellency Mr. Mahendra Bahadhur Pandey, Foreign Minister of Nepal, following the powerful earthquake that struck Nepal.
The Message reads as follows:
“It was with deep shock and sadness that I learnt about the powerful earthquake that struck Nepal today, causing the loss of many lives and grievous injury to many more, as well as irrevocable damage to historic buildings, property and infrastructure.
The Government and the people of the Maldives join me in conveying profound sympathy and stand in solidarity with the Government and people of Nepal, at this time of national tragedy.
I hope and pray that the rescue and recovery operations being carried out in connection with the disaster go well and all those affected be given strength.
Please also convey my sincere condolences to the members of the bereaved families.”