Government appoints foreign secretary, state minister, deputy ministers

President Abdulla Yameen has appointed individuals to additional political positions this week.

Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed has been appointed as Foreign Secretary. He was previously serving as Additional Secretary at the Foreign Ministry.

Jumhooree Party’s council member Fuad Gasim – who remains a State Minister – has been transferred from Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture to Ministry of Health and Gender.

The President also appointed three new Deputy Ministers.

Fathimath Inaya has been appointed to the post of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. She formerly served as Joint Secretary in the same ministry.

Mohamed Mahir has been appointed as Deputy Minister of Health and Gender.

Dr. Aishath Muneeza has been appointed as Deputy Minister of Islamic Affairs. She studied for a doctorate in law at International Islamic University of Malaysia.