Bangladesh offers 1 m USD for Maldives' flood victims

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Dhaka, May 22 (UNI) The Bangladesh government has announced an offer of one million US dollars in cash and kind as relief for flood victims in the Maldives.

Bangladesh caretaker government's Chief Advisor Fakhruddin Ahmed today telephoned Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and conveyed his deepest sympathy at the devastation caused by the widespread flooding in his country.

Earlier, President Gayoom had addressed him a letter stating the extent of the damages following what he described as an 'environmental emergency' and requesting assistance and support from friends.

Bangladesh and Maldives are the members of the eight-nation South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).


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