Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid 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 the message he stated, “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.” He added, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Government and the people of the United States of America, at this time of distress.”
He also conveyed sympathies to the families of those affected and wished a speedy recovery to the wounded on behalf of the government, people of Maldives and himself.
20 people have been reported dead while over a dozen were injured due to the devasting incident that took place in a shopping centre in El Paso, Texas.
Another 9 people were reported dead and 27 injured during a shooting that took place in Oregon District of Dayton, Ohio on the same day.