Munu Mahawar has been appointed as the next High Commissioner to the Maldives by the Indian government.
On Friday, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind presented Mahawar with his letter of credence in the presidential residence, Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Mahawar stated in a tweet after receiving his letter of credence that it was a tremendous pleasure and privilege to meet with the Indian president and receive the letter of credence for his appointment as Indian High Commissioner to the Maldives, adding that he was truly appreciative for his insights and advice.
Former Indian High Commissioner Sunjay Sudhir, whose tenure expired this year, has been appointed as India’s High Commissioner to the United Arab Emirates. During his two years on the job, he has played a crucial role in re-establishing strong bilateral relations between India and the Maldives, as well as the large India-funded projects done by the Solih administration.
Mahawar entered the Indian Foreign Service in 1996 and was most recently the Indian ambassador to Oman. He has also worked at Indian diplomatic missions in Russia from 1998 to 2001, as well as Switzerland from 2008 to 2011. In addition, he worked as a director in the Indian Prime Minister’s Office and in the UN political division of India’s Ministry of External Affairs.