The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim sent messages of condolence to the Foreign Ministers of several affected countries and territories, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma.

In his messages to the United States of America, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the French Republic, the Kingdom of Netherlands, the Dominican Republic and the Republic of Cuba, Minister Asim expressed sadness over the loss of lives, injuries and extensive damage to property, caused by the Hurricane.

On behalf of the Government and the people of the Maldives, Minister Asim extended deepest sympathies to the Governments and the peoples of these countries and conveyed sincere condolences to the members of the bereaved families.