Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Abdulla Shahid sent a message of condolence to Her Excellency Retno L.P. Marsudi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, following the tragic death of more than 60 people due to the plane crash of Sriwijaya flight SJ182 on 9 January 2021.
Minister’s message reads as follows:
“It was with deep shock and sorrow that I learned about the tragic news of the crash of Sriwijaya flight SJ182 off the coast of Java, shortly after taking off from Jakarta, causing the loss of lives of more than 60 people on 9 January 2021.
At this hour of national grief and distress, on behalf of the Government and the people of the Maldives and on my own behalf, I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Your Excellency, the Government of Indonesia and the families of the deceased.
Please convey our sincere condolences to the members of the bereaved families.”