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 devastating flash floods and landslides in East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia.
Minister’s message reads as follows:
"I am greatly saddened to hear the news of loss of lives and livelihoods, and destruction of homes caused by torrential rains and flash floods in the East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia.
At this time of national distress, on behalf of the Government and the people of Maldives, I extend our deepest sympathies to the Government and the brotherly people of Indonesia, especially to the families who lost their loved ones and livelihoods.
I hope that the rescue and recovery operations continue smoothly and commend the tenacity of the people of Indonesia during this crisis."