President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on Thursday, appointed Ahmed Naseem as the Minister of Health.
According to a tweet by President's Office's spokesperson Ibrahim Hood, the letter of appointment was handed over by the President.
Prior to his appointment following the sudden resignation of former Minister of Health Abudlla Ameen, Naseem was a Minister at the President's Office.
Naseem served in senior capacities during the administration of three presidents, namely, Ibrahim Nasir, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and Mohamed Nasheed. He was the foreign minister and a close aide to Nasheed during his tenure.
Throughout the tenure of President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, Naseem chose to reside in Sri Lanka, At this time, he worked against Yameen's rule in several international forums, and only returned to Maldives after President Solih was elected on September 23, 2018.
Ameen tendered his resignation after coming under heavy fire over the unlawful procurement of ventilators for the Maldives' COVID-19 response.