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Special Envoy of the President of Maldives Hands Over Financial Assistance to Sri Lanka

Colombo: 31 May 2017

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim in his capacity as the Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Maldives has met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, MP, this afternoon.

During this meeting, the Special Envoy conveyed condolences from the Government and the people of Maldives to Sri Lanka following the flooding and landslides that occurred due to torrential rains resulting in the loss of several innocent lives, damages to infrastructure, and a significant disruption of the lives of hundreds of people; and informed that the Maldives stands with Sri Lanka during this difficult time.

During the meeting, the Special Envoy of the President also handed over to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, MP, financial assistance from the Government of Maldives to the Government of Sri Lanka.

The Special Envoy of the President was accompanied at the meeting by the Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka Her Excellency Zahiya Zareer, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms Aminath Abdullah Didi and Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of Maldives to Sri Lanka, Ms Khadeeja Najeeha.