President Dr. Muizzu submitted nominations for ambassadorial positions to three countries, signaling strategic diplomatic moves. The nominations, presented to Parliament in accordance with Article 14 of the Foreign Service Act, include key roles in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Belgium, and the European Union.
The President’s nominees for these crucial diplomatic assignments are as follows:
– Ambassador to Sri Lanka: Masood Imad, Ma. Thulhagiri
– Ambassador to Malaysia: Maryam Shabina Ahmed, M. Ruhfushi
– Ambassador to Belgium and the EU: Geela Ali, M. Geela Villa
Masood Imad, slated to become the ambassador to Sri Lanka, brings prior experience as the Press Secretary of the Government of Mohamed Waheed. Meanwhile, Maryam Shabina Ahmed, the nominee for Malaysia, and Geela Ali, nominated for Belgium and the EU, bring a wealth of experience and expertise to their respective roles.
Notably, Geela Ali has previously served as the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health, demonstrating a diverse background that aligns with the demands of diplomatic service.
As these nominations move through the parliamentary process, they represent the President’s strategic choices to strengthen diplomatic ties with these nations and the European Union. The public awaits Parliament’s confirmation of these nominees, anticipating the impact of these diplomatic appointments on the country’s international relations.