Friday, May 22, 2009

Maldives congratulates Sri Lanka on defeating terrorism

The Maldivian Government has felicitated the Government of Sri Lanka on the achievement of a historic victory over terrorism. This congratulatory message was conveyed to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed in a telephone conversation this morning (21 May 2009).

Special Envoy of the Maldivian President, Ibrahim Hussain Zaki, called on Foreign Minister, Rohitha Bogollagama this afternoon to convey the felicitations of the Maldives to the Government of Sri Lanka.

At the meeting, the Special Envoy said that the Maldives has always been a firm friend of Sri Lanka and strongly supported the country's unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity and re-affirmed his Government's continued cooperation with Sri Lanka at bilateral, regional and international fora. He also stated that the statesmanship of President Rajapaksa and Sri Lanka's achievements in defeating terrorism are good examples to the entire world. The Special Envoy handed over a congratulatory letter to Minister Bogollagama addressed to President Rajapaksa by his President.

Foreign Minister Bogollagama expressed his appreciation and thanks to the Government of the Maldives for the support extended to Sri Lanka at all times, reiterating that bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and the Maldives are excellent.


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