Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid on Sunday sent a message of condolence to the Secretary of State of United States of America Michael Richard Pompeo following the mass shooting in Texas and Ohio.
In his message, Minister Shahid expressed shock and grief over learning the news.
"I was deeply shocked and devastated to learn of the mass shootings in the states of Texas and Ohio, causing the tragic loss of innocent lives and injuries to many."
On behlaf of the government, people of Maldives and himself, he also conveyed sympathies to the families of those affected and wished a speedy recovery to the wounded.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Government and the people of the United States of America, at this time of distress.”
Twenty people are dead and over a dozen are injured after the shooting in a shopping centre in El Paso, Texas.
Within 13 hours of this incident, another nine people were killed and 27 injured in a shooting that took place in Oregon District of Dayton, Ohio.