04 February 2018
On the occasion of the Independence Day of Sri Lanka, President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has conveyed felicitations to the President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena.
The President’s message to the President of Sri Lanka read as follows:
“On the auspicious occasion of the Independence Day of Sri Lanka, the Government and the people of the Maldives join me in extending our warm felicitations and sincere good wishes to Your Excellency, the Government and the friendly people of Sri Lanka.”
“Our beloved countries share a special bond of friendship based on history, shared values, understanding and mutual trust. With heightened people to people contact, the relations between our two countries have been fortified over the years, and have led to greater cultural engagement between our two countries. As a close and friendly neighbour, both our countries have stood by each other in times of need and joy.”
“I am also confident that our two countries are committed to further strengthening the close relationship and to develop economic cooperation and work hand in hand for regional stability, peace and progress.”
“With my best wishes for Your Excellency’s continued success and good health, and further prosperity and welfare of the people of Sri Lanka, please accept, Excellency, renewed assurances of my highest esteem and consideration.”