Maldives hands over financial assistance to Sri Lanka


Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ravi Karunanayake, met with Special Envoy of the President of Maldives Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives on Wednesday, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The two Ministers discussed several issues of importance relevant to bilateral relations of the two countries.

The Special Envoy condoled with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka over the recent devastating floods in Sri Lanka which caused a number of deaths and a massive damage to property. A cheque of US $ 25,000.00 was handed over as donation from the Government of Maldives, offering solidarity at the hour of need by a friendly neighbour.

The Ministers also discussed a number of matters related to economic, health, education and fisheries sectors. The importance of having the Sri Lanka-Maldives Joint Commission meetings regularly was also highlighted.

(Ministry of Foreign Affairs)