High Commissioners to India and Pakistan, and Ambassador to the UAE appointed

Accreditation ceremony of the new High Commissioners and Ambassador | Photo: President's Office

Male’, Maldives – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih appointed two new High Commissioners and a new Ambassador  on Wednesday.

The new appointees are Dr. Hussain Niyaz, Farzana Zahir and Aminath Shabeena, who are to serve as High Commissioners to the Republic of India, High Commissioner to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Ambassador to United Arab Emirates respectively.

The accreditation ceremony was held at the President’s Office on Wednesday morning, during which the President presented the designated High Commissioners and Ambassador with their Letters of Appointment. 

High Commissioner Hussain Niyaz last served as the Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives to the United Arab Emirates. He held the position of the Permanent Representative to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and served in various capacities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also holds a Ph.D. on Demography and Development from The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Farzana Zahir previously served as the Joint Secretary for India and SAARC Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She served in various capacities at the Ministry. Farzana Zahir holds a Master’s Degree in Development Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Aminath Shabeena last served as the Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Previously, she also served at the Ministry in various other capacities. Aminath Shabeena received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, which she completed at Villa College, Malé.