President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Tuesday established a Maldivian Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Article 116 (a) of the Constitution grants the President power to designate jurisdiction of the Consulate Office under the Maldivian Embassy in Saudi Arabia. The Embassy is run under the Maldivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The new consulate office will aid and assist Maldivian Hajj and Umrah pilgrims, students, families and Maldivians visiting Saudi Arabia.
Establishment of consular services in Jeddah was announced by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in his Presidential Address delivered at the opening of the Parliament for the year 2019.