Foreign Minister sends message of Condolence to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand

15 March 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid has sent a message of condolence, to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of New Zealand, His Excellency Winston Peters, following the brutal terrorist attacks in two mosques in Christchurch today.

The Foreign Minister’s message reads as follows:

“It was with tremendous shock and sadness that I learnt of the brutal terrorist attacks in two mosques in Christchurch today resulting in the loss of so many innocent lives and injury to many more. 
At this time of grief and national mourning, on behalf of the Government and the People of the Maldives, I extend our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of New Zealand, especially to the bereaved families.
Terrorism is an evil menace, that has no regard to any religion, ideology or nation. Too many innocent lives around the world have been lost to the scourge of terrorism. The vicious attacks today in Christchurch yet again highlights the urgent need for the international community to unite to combat the threats of terrorism. The Maldives stands with the people of New Zealand and reiterates its firm and unwavering commitment to rid the world from the dangers of terrorism and extremism.”