President Dr Muizzu appoints Ali Naseer Mohamed as Ambassador at Large and Mohamed Shahudy as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
President Dr Muizzu has made two senior appointments at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on 17 November 2023.
The two appointments were Dr Ali Naseer Mohamed who was appointed as Ambassador-at-large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Mr Mohamed Shahudy who was appointed as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.
Dr Mohamed since joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in May 1985, served in various posts at the Ministry and at Maldives diplomatic Missions, including as Foreign Secretary from November 2013 to July 2017. He also served as Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations and Ambassador of Maldives to the United States and High Commissioner to Canada from July 2017 to May 2019. He last served as Secretary, Multilateral at the Ministry until he left the Service in September 2022. Dr Mohamed earned his PhD from the Australian National University, and his Masters from the University of Leicester, UK.
Mr Shahudy joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991, and rose through the ranks to Director General. He served in various posts within the Ministry, primarily on issues relating to economic cooperation and development financing. He last served as Chief of Protocol at the rank of Deputy Minister, before he left the Ministry in November 2018. Mr Shahudy has a Masters of Science in International Policy Analysis from the University of Bath, UK, and a Bachelor of Applied Economics from the Massey University, New Zealand.