23 August 2016, Male'; Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, H.E Dr. Mohamed Asim has sent a message of condolences to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore, His Excellency Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan on passing away of Former President of Singapore, His Excellency S R Nathan.
The Minister’s message reads as follows:
I am deeply saddened to hear the news of passing away of the Former President of Singapore, His Excellency S R Nathan. He was a man of great foresight and courage, an inspiration to the world by his modesty and dedication to the people he so altruistically served, a role model for the present and future generations. His service to the diplomatic arena will always be remembered around the world. People of the Maldives have fond recollections of His Excellency’s visit to the Maldives in October 2007.
On this very sad occasion, on behalf of the Government and the People of the Maldives and on my own behalf, I would like to extend, our sincere condolences to Your Excellency, the Government and friendly people of Singapore.
At this time of national sorrow, we pledge our support to the Government and the people of Singapore.