Ambassador Thilmeeza presents her credentials to President Trump

Maldivian ambassador to the US, Thilmeeza Hussain (R) presents her credentials to US President Donald Trump in a ceremony held at the White House on July 8, 2019. (Photo/Twitter/Thilmeeza Hussain)

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.

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.

Thilmeeza Hussain (L) receives her letter of appointment as Maldivian Ambassador to US and Permanent Representative of Maldives at UN from Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (R) at the President's Office on April 18, 2019. (Photo/President's Office)

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.