The Maldivian ambassador to US, Thilmeeza Hussain has presented her letter of credentials to US President Donald Trump.
Thilmeeza presented her credentials in a ceremony held at the White House last Monday.
In a tweet following the ceremony, Thilmeeza thanked the US government for its support in strengthening the democracy of Maldives, and reaffirming its ties with Maldives in recent months.
It is an honour to represent Prez @ibusolih’s govt as I presented my Credentials to Prez Trump @realDonaldTrump at the White House.— Thilmeeza Hussain ????❓ (@Thilmeeza) July 8, 2019
I thank the US for the support given in strengthening our democracy and reaffirming the close ties in the recent months @WhiteHouse @MDVForeign pic.twitter.com/jWtasR0iCh
Thilmeeza was appointed the Maldivian ambassador to US on April 18, and made history by becoming the first female Maldivian ambassador to be appointed to the US.
She has a Master’s of Science in Business Management from the Colorado Technical University of US, had been serving as Adjunct Professor of Sustainability at Ramapo College of New Jersey and as Co-Chair of the Socially and Economically Just Adaptation and Mitigation Team of the United States Climate Action Network prior to her appointment.
She also has experience in the Maldivian foreign service, having served as Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations, and as Non-Residential Deputy Maldivian Ambassador to the US and Canada.