President Mohamed Nasheed has sent a message of sympathy to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia following the death of a number of people in the earthquake that hit the country. The President’s message reads as follows:


I was deeply grieved to learn about the powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia causing loss of lives as well as injury to many people. At this time of distress, I send my profound sympathy to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of Indonesia. Please also convey my sincere condolences to the members of the bereaved families.