Male’, Maldives – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has today appointed two new High Commissioners, Ibrahim Shaheeb and Shiruzimath Sameer to serve as the High Commissioner to the Republic of Singapore and High Commissioner to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh respectively, during an accreditation ceremony held at the President’s Office this morning.
The newly appointed High Commissioner to Singapore, Ibrahim Shaheeb previously served as the Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Shaheeb also previously held the positions of Additional Secretary, Permanent Secretary and Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to the President’s Office.
He has a Master in Public Administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Development Studies from the Australian National University, Canberra.
Shiruzimath Sameer, appointed as the High Commissioner to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh today, previously held the position of Additional Secretary for East and Central Asia Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She also previously held the position of Minister-Counsellor at the Embassy of the Republic of the Maldives in Germany.
Shiruzimath attained her Master of Social Science in Strategy and Diplomacy at the National University of Malaysia/Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, Malaysia.
With this, the vacancy of Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs following the appointment of Ibrahim Sameer as High Commissioner, has been filled by Aishath Shaan Shakir, having have been officially appointed, also at the same accreditation ceremony.
Aishath Shaan Shakir previously held the position of Maldives’ High Commissioner to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. She previously held the positions of Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy High Commissioner to Malaysia, and Deputy Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in addition to other top positions at the Ministry.