Text of Message sent by His Excellency Mohamed Fayaz, High Commissioner of Maldives to Malaysia to His Excellency Dato’ Sri Anifah Hj. Aman, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia

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MESSAGE

18 July 2014 Excellency, It was with deep alarm that I heard of the news of the fatal crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine last night. Let me assure Your Excellency that the Maldives stands in support of the Government and people of Malaysia in dealing with this terrible tragedy that has added to an already difficult year for Malaysia. At this time of deep mourning,

I would like to extend our deep sympathy to the Government of Malaysia and its people and pray to Allah to grant Your Excellency and the Government of Malaysia the resilience to cope with the deep sorrow and for strength to the members of the bereaved families. It was further distressing to learn that the aircraft could have been shot down. If this is established, the Government of Maldives staunchly supports the Government of Malaysia in bringing the perpetrators to justice via a full and thorough investigation. In this regard, the Government of Maldives calls on the Government of Ukraine to extend all cooperation to the Malaysian authorities and to grant unhindered access to the crash site. Mohamed Fayaz High Commissioner of Maldives to Malaysia His Excllency Dato’ Sri Anifah Hj. Aman Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia Wisma Putra Putrajaya