The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid has sent a message of condolence to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, His Excellency Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, following the bomb blast inside a mosque in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta.
Minister’s message reads as follows:
“I am deeply saddened by the news of the innocent worshippers killed and wounded by the explosion that took place at a mosque in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta.
The Maldives stands against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. We strongly condemn these cowardly acts of terror and violence perpetrated against innocent people, especially in sacred places of worship. The Maldives remains committed to work closely with the international community in combating this scourge of global terrorism.
The Government of Maldives stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Pakistan in this hour of tragedy.
Please convey our heartfelt condolences to the victims, and members of the affected and bereaved families.”