Jabir resigns from post as Special Trade Representative

Recently appointed Special Trade Representative to President Waheed, Abdulla Jabir, has resigned from the post three weeks after accepting it.

According to the President’s Office, Jabir’s resignation followed his decision to contest the Kaashidhoo by-election, after the Supreme Court upheld charges against sitting MDP MP Mohamed Mustafa and stripped him of the seat.

Jabir, now the deputy leader of fellow businessman Gasim Ibrahim’s Jumhoree Party (JP), has also been a member of both the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and the Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP).

Jabir’s wife, Dhiyana Saeed, was the former Secretary General of SAARC prior to her resignation in protest over the detention of Chief Judge of the Criminal Court, Abdulla Mohamed.