The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim has sent a message to His Excellency Yusuf Garaad Omar, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Investment Promotion of the Federal Republic of Somalia, condemning the attack and conveying sympathy to the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Somalia.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

“It was with deep shock and horror that I learnt the news of the deadly car bomb attack in the capital of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mogadishu which caused the loss of many innocent lives and injured many others.

The Government of Maldives condemns this act of terror in the strongest terms. The Maldives will work closely with the Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia and the international community in eliminating this global menace.

Please also convey my sincere condolences to the members of the bereaved families and to all those affected by the horrific incident.”