Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali today expressed deep shock and sorrow at the loss of lives in the latest earthquake that struck the Aceh province of Indonesia yesterday morning.
"I am deeply shocked to learn about the tragic earthquake in Pidie, Aceh Province, causing huge loss of human lives. It is a matter of great sorrow for us," he said in a message to his Indonesian counterpart Ms. Retno L. P. Marsudi.
Ali said, "In this hour of grief, on behalf of the Government of Bangladesh and on my own behalf, I wish to convey my deepest condolences to the Government and the brotherly people of Indonesia".
He sought divine blessings for the victims and expressed sympathies to the bereaved families, a foreign ministry press release said.
The Bangladesh foreign minister prayed to Almighty Allah for bestowing courage and fortitude on the bereaved families to overcome the irreparable loss.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)