The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim has sent a message to His Excellency Sameh Hassan Shokry Selim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt condemning the attack and conveying sympathy to the Government and people of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

“It was with deep shock and horror that I learnt the news of the attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai region during the Friday prayers.

The Government of Maldives condemns this act of terror in the strongest terms. The Government of Maldives stands with the Government and people of Egypt and will continue to work closely with the Government of Egypt and the international community, in all efforts to eliminate this global threat of terrorism and to maintain peace and security in the world.

Please convey our heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved families.”

ENDS