Wednesday, 15 February 2023, Helsinki, Republic of Finland: At the Presidential Palace, the President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö received the letters of credence of Maldivian non-resident Ambassador Aishath Shaan Shakir for a presentation of her letters of credence signed by the Maldives’ President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
Aishath Shaan Shakir is based in Berlin wherein she serves in the capacity as head of mission since Monday, 22 August 2022 after presenting credentials to German Federal President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The Maldives mission in Berlin overseas relations to Russia, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland as well as the Ukraine.
Ambassadhor Shaan arrived in Germany after serving in the capacity as Chief of Protocol at the Maldivian Foreign Ministry. She led her first mission in Bangladesh in the capacity as high commissioner from 2016 to 2020. Having joined the diplomatic service in 1984, she has served likewise in Saudi Arabia and Malaysia.
As part of her visit to Finland, Ambassador Shaan sat down with the Under-Secretary of State (Internal and External Services) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland Pekka Puustinen. During the latter meeting the Maldivian ambassador was briefed on the current national and international issues of interest for the Finnish side.
Counsellor Umaira Mohamed accompanied Ambassador Shaan during the ceremony in Helsinki.
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