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Foreign State Min to depart to Sri Lanka as Presidential Envoy

Nafaahath Ibrahim
21 April 2019, MVT 16:23
Sri Lankan security personnel keep watch outside the church premises following a blast at the St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo on April 21, 2019. - Explosions have hit three churches and three hotels in and around the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, police said on April 21. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP)
Nafaahath Ibrahim
21 April 2019, MVT 16:23

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Sunday appointed Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ahmed Khaleel to depart to Sri Lanka as Special Envoy of the President.

Khaleel, who is set to leave late Sunday night, will inquire into the condition of Maldivians that might have been affected following the explosions that occurred across Sri Lanka on Sunday morning.

He will also convey solidarity to the Sri Lankan government at this time of national distress on behalf of President Solih and Maldivians.

During this emergent visit, State Minister Khaleel is set to meet senior officials of the Sri Lankan government.

President Solih and Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid send messeges condemning the attacks on Sri Lanka and conveyed firm solidarity with all those affected.

The number of casualties and injuries are still on the rise.