Pres seeks parliamentary approval to appoint non-resident amb to three countries

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is seeking Parliament approval to appoint the High Commissioner of the Maldives to India, Ibrahim Shaheeb as a non-resident ambassador to three countries.

The President's letter to the Parliament said he wished to appoint Shaheeb as the non-resident ambassador of the Maldives to Nepal, Bhutan, and Azerbaijan. After the letter was heard at Monday's Parliament sitting, it was referred to the Foreign Relations Committee for consideration.

Non-resident ambassadors are usually appointed to countries where embassies are not established.

Shaheeb was appointed as the Maldivian Ambassador to India on October 10. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. Shaheeb has previously held several important positions, including Chief Protocol, Additional Secretary, and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.