Mohamed Aneel has been appointed to the post of State Minister at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs.
He was presented with his letter of appointment on Sunday.
Aneel pursued higher education at the Islamic University of Madinah in 2012, where he attained his Bachelor in Islamic Shariah. He is currently enrolled in the Masters of Islamic Studies program at the Maldives National University (MNU).
He most recently served as the head imam of Hithadhoo district in Addu City.
With the new appointment, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs has two state ministers; Aneel and Al-Sheikh Ismail Jamal.