The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim has sent a message of condolence to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, His Excellency Salahuddin Rabbani, following the terrorist attack on Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

“It was with deep shock and horror that I received the news of the terrorist attack on Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul, causing the loss of many innocent lives and injury to many more.

The Maldives strongly condemns these cowardly acts of terror and all acts of violence perpetuated against innocent people. We are fully committed to the fight against terrorism and we will continue to work closely with the international community in eliminating this global menace.

The Government and the people of the Maldives join me in conveying profound sympathy and stand in solidarity with the Government and people of Afghanistan, at this time of national distress.”

ENDS