President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu has submitted a roster of three distinguished nominees for ambassadorial roles to the Parliament, seeking the approval of the esteemed legislative body.
President Muizzu has proposed the appointment of Mohamed Hussain Shareef as the Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dr. Iruthisham Adam as the Ambassador to the United Kingdom (UK), and Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed as the Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN).
Mohamed Hussain Shareef, the current Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, brings a wealth of diplomatic experience to the table. He previously served as the Spokesperson at the President’s Office during President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s administration. His portfolio also includes roles as the Minister of Youth and Sports, Minister of the President’s Office, and Ambassador to Japan and Sri Lanka.
Dr. Iruthisham Adam, another nominee, boasts an extensive diplomatic career, having served as the Ambassador to the UN, Sri Lanka, and Switzerland. Her credentials further extend to being the Maldives’ Representative to the World Trade Organization. Previously, Dr. Iruthisham Adam held ministerial positions as the health minister and youth minister during President Abdulla Yameen’s administration.
Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed, the third nominee, held the position of Special Representative to the UN from 2017 until the conclusion of President Yameen’s administration. His diplomatic tenure includes serving as the Ambassador to the United States and Canada. With a career in the foreign sector dating back to 1988, Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed brings a wealth of experience and holds a PhD in Diplomacy.
The proposed ambassadorial appointments reflect President Muizzu’s commitment to assembling a cadre of seasoned diplomats to represent the Maldives on the global stage. The nominations will undergo parliamentary scrutiny, marking a pivotal step in the process of shaping the nation’s diplomatic corps.