Maldives

Maldives: The President discusses with the Cabinet the issue of the tidal surges affecting various parts of the country

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Reference Number: 2007-284

The President today discussed with the Cabinet the issue of the tidal waves affecting various parts of the country since the 15th of this month.

At today's meeting, the Cabinet advised the President to start the relief efforts through the National Disaster Management Centre, under the supervision of a Cabinet sub-committee. Following the decision, the Disaster Management Centre began work this evening.

The President today also briefed the Cabinet on the capture of personnel on an intruding foreign vessel. The Minister of Defence and National Security, Mr. Ismail Shafeeu, gave details of the incident. The President expressed his appreciation to the Maldives National Defence Force and everyone else who had contributed to this operation.