President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has today appointed Dr Abdulla Mausoom as the Minister of Tourism. Dr Mausoom took his oath of office today with Supreme Court Justice, Uz Mahaz Ali Zahir, presiding over a special ceremony held at the President’s Office this afternoon. Following the ceremony, President Solih presented the Minister with his letter of appointment.

Dr Abdulla Mausoom had previously served in the Cabinet: in 2008 he was appointed as the Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation; and he had also held the portfolio of Minister of Environment, Energy and Water. Previous to that he had been the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation and a Member of Parliament, representing the Kelaa Constituency. Dr Abdulla Mausoom also served as a Board Member of Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI).

Most recently, he had been serving as the Maldives’ High Commisioner to Singapore, non-resident High Commisioner of Maldives to Commonwealth of Australia and as the non-resident High Commissioner of Maldives to New Zealand. Prior to his appointment Dr Mausoom was relieved of these duties, so that he may fulfil his new cabinet responsibilities.

Dr Abdulla Mausoom attained his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.