President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has today appointed Dr. Farahanaz Faizal as Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and Ms. Thilmeeza Hussain as Ambassador to the United States of America, and as Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

President Solih presented the letters of appointment to the new Ambassadors, at a ceremony held at the President’s Office this morning.

Dr. Farahanaz Faizal has previously served as the High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, and as Non-Resident Ambassador to Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Spain, and Sweden. Dr. Farahanaz Faizal attained her PhD in Politics from the University of Hull, UK.

Ms. Thilmeeza Hussain has been serving as Adjunct Professor of Sustainability at the Ramapo College, New Jersey, and as Co-Chair of Socially and Economically Just Adaptation and Mitigation Team at the United States Climate Action Network. She has previously served as the Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations, and as Non-Resident Deputy Ambassador to the USA & Canada. Thilmeeza Hussain attained her Master of Science in Business Management at the Colorado Technical University, USA.