President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has appointed Mr. Ahmed Latheef as Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives to the Federal Republic of Germany and Mr. Omar Abdul Razzak as the Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and presented them with the letter of credence at a ceremony held at the President’s Office this afternoon.

The newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives to the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Ahmed Latheef began his Foreign Service career in 1981 and served at different posts in the area of bilateral and multilateral cooperation. In this regard, Mr. Ahmed Latheef served as the first Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives to the Republic of China in 2007 and held tenure for 5 consecutive years. The last post he served before the ambassadorship was as the Director General of Transition appointed by the President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

The Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Mr. Omar Abdul Razzak completed Masters of Business Administration (International) from Edith Cowen University of Australia. Previous work experience of Mr. Omar Abdul Razzak includes the post of Minister of States for Home Affairs, Project Monitoring at the Ministry of Finance and Treasury where he was responsible for monitoring the development of all projects in the country funded through external sources and as the Shadow Foreign Secretary of Maldives United Opposition. He is currently also a member of the Joint Opposition Foreign Relations Committee.