President Mohamed Nasheed has sent messages of sympathy to President of France Mr Nicolas Sarkozy and President of Comoros Mr Ahmed Abdulla Sambi, following the crash of a Yemeni airliner in the Indian Ocean leaving many passengers onboard missing. Passengers and crew onboard the airliner were mainly French and Comoran citizens.

In two separate messages, President Nasheed conveyed his profound sympathy to President Sarkozy and President Sambi, their governments and the people of the two countries. He also conveyed his sympathy to all the families whose loved ones are missing.