11 March 2011, Male'; The Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Housing and Environment HE. Mr. Mohamed Aslam has sent a message of sympathy to the Minister Foreign Affairs of Japan H.E. Mr. Takeaki Matsumoto following the loss of many lives, injury to many people, and extensive damage caused by the massive earthquake that hit Northern parts of the country and the tsunami triggered by the earthquake.

The Acting Foreign Minister Aslam's message to Foreign Minister Takeaki reads as follows:


It was with deep sorrow that I learned of the loss of lives and extensive devastation to homes and property caused by the earthquake and tsunami that hit the parts of Northern Japan.

I would like to extend our deep sympathies to you, the Government and the people of Japan. Please also convey our sincere condolences to the members of the bereaved families.