Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Abdulla Shahid sent a message of condolence to Her Excellency Ms. Adaljíza Albertina Xavier Reis Magno, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, following the massive flooding and landslides in the capital Dili.
Minister’s message reads as follows:
"I am greatly saddened to hear the news of the widespread floods and landslides in the capital Dili caused by the torrential rains destroying livelihoods, displacement of people and destruction of homes.
At this time of tragedy, no doubt compounded by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government and the people of Maldives extend our profound condolences and sympathies to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of Timor-Leste, especially to those directly affected and to the families who lost their livelihoods.
I sincerely hope that the efforts of the response teams continue swiftly and successfully, and praise the perseverance of the people of Timor-Leste during this crisis"