Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed has today left for Saudi Arabia on an official trip.
According to the Islamic Ministry, Minister Shaheem will be attending the International Conference on Unity of the Islamic Ummah, which is to be held in Mecca on March 2 and 3.
The conference will be attended by several Islamic organisations and the islamic ministers of numerous islamic states. The guest of honour of the event is to be Saudi Arabian King Abdulla Bin Abdul Azeez Al Saud.
The ministry further revealed that Shaheem will be seeking aid and assistance for Islam-related projects planned for the Maldives.
President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has appointed former Chief Justice Sheikh Mohamed Rasheed Ibrahim as the advisor to Minister of Islamic Affairs.
The position is a ministerial level appointment, the President’s Office said.
Under President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Ibrahim had served as the Minister of Justice, President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and as the Special Advisor to the President.
Ibrahim is also the President of the Fiqh Academy.
According to the President’s Office Website, Yameen has appointed five individuals to positions at ministerial rank, 34 as state ministers and 59 as deputy ministers.