« Your Highness,
I am deeply grieved to learn of the passing away of your beloved and respected father, His Serene Highness Prince Rainier III.
Prince Rainier had held a special place in the hearts of the people of Monaco for his long and sincere service to their nation. His death is a great loss not only to the Royal Family but also to the people of Monaco.
On this very sad occasion, the Government and the people of the Maldives and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to Your Highness, the Royal Family and the people of the Principality of Monaco. »
Maumoon Abdul Gayoom|