President Mohamed Nasheed has today appointed Mr Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed as the Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations in the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

Speaking after the presentation of the Letter of Appointment to Mr Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed, the President expressed confidence that Mr Ghafoor would carry out the important duties of his mission in representing the government of Maldives in all organs of the United Nations.

As stipulated in Article 115(l) of the Constitution, the President made this appointment in consultation with People’s Majlis.