President Mohamed Nasheed has sent a message of sympathy to President of United States Barack Obama following the passing away of Senator Edward Kennedy. President’s message reads as follows:


It was with profound sadness and shock that I learned about the death of Senator Edward Kennedy, and I send my heartfelt condolences to the family of Senator Kennedy and my deepest sympathies to the people and the government of the United States. Please also convey my sympathies to the United States Senate, including Senate Democratic Leader The Hon Harry Reid.

Senator Kennedy will be remembered as one of the finest statesmen the United States has seen in recent times, advocating tirelessly for issues that concern not only the people of the United States but also the rest of the world. His death therefore is a loss to the whole world.