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Ambassador nominations presented to Parliament for approval

07 December 2018, MVT 14:30
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (L) and Minister of Foreign Affairs during a cabinet meeting held at the President's Office. PHOTO: PRESIDENT'S OFFICE
07 December 2018, MVT 14:30

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on Thursday, presented the names of newly nominated ambassadors to the Parliament for approval.

Envoy nominations by the President;

1. Thilmeeza Hussain - Ambassador to the United States of America and the United Nations

2. Hassan Sobir - Ambassador to Brussels

3. Aishath Mohamed Didi - Ambassador to India

4. Umar Abdul Razzaq - Ambassador to Sri Lanka

5. Dr. Abdulla Mausoom - Ambassador to Singapore

6. Ahmed Latheef - Ambassador to Germany

7. Dr. Farahanaaz Faisal - Ambassador to the United Kingdom

8. Wisam Ali - Ambassador to Malaysia

Many of the appointees have previously held diplomatic posts and served as high-level government officials.

Among them, Sobir and Dr. Mausoom, served in ministerial positions during the reign of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

Dr. Mausoom is the current Vice-President of the Jumhooree Party (JP).

Ahmed Latheef, the Director General of Transition and elder brother to Maldives Democratic Party (MDP)'s chairperson Hassan Latheef, has considerable experience in diplomacy and acted as the ambassador to China during former President Mohamed Nasheed's presidency.

Wisam is the spouse of former Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP)'s Leader Thasmeen Ali.

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