Shiaan appointed FM’s Chief of Protocol, Shaan as Ambassador to Germany

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih appoints (R) Aishath Shaan Shakir (C) as Ambassador of Maldives to Germany and Ahmed Shiaan (L) as Chief of Protocol at Foreign Ministry on June 20, 2022. (Photo/President's Office)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on Wednesday, has appointed Ahmed Shiaan as Foreign Ministry’s new Chief of Protocol and Aishath Shaan Shakir as the new Ambassador of Maldives to Germany.

Their accreditation ceremony was held at the President’s Office this morning.

Shaan was serving as Foreign Ministry’s Chief of Protocol before her appointment as the Maldivian Ambassador to Germany. She was appointed to the post in the in 2020, in the same-level as a state minister. At that time, she was serving as the Maldivian High Commissioner to Bangladesh.

She also previously held the posts of Joint Secretary at the Foreign Ministry, Deputy High Commissioner to Malaysia, and Deputy Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and other top positions at the Foreign Ministry.

Shaan’s appointment as the Maldivian Ambassador to Germany was approved by the parliament on May 24, by the unanimous votes of 29 members who took part in the vote.

Meanwhile, Shiaan was serving as an Additional Secretary at Foreign Ministry before his appointment ad the Chief of Protocol. Prior to that, he has served as Maldivian Ambassador to UK and European Union.