Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim has sent a message of sympathy to His Excellency Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr., Secretary of Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Philippines following the recent severe flooding caused by Tropical Storm Tembin.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

“I am deeply saddened to hear the news of the severe flooding triggered by the Tropical Storm Tembin, that has adversely affected the Island of Mindanao of Philippines, causing loss of lives and displacement of a large number of people.

On behalf of the Government and people of the Maldives, I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the Government and people of Philippines. Please also convey our sincere sympathy to the members of the affected families.

At this time of national distress, our thoughts and prayers are with the Government and the friendly people of Philippines”.