Amman, 6 December 2021 (TDI): On the afternoon of 5 December, Mohamed Khaleel displayed his Letter of Credence to the King of Jordan—Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein. Khaleel is the first Non-Resident Maldivian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The ceremony took place at the Royal Hashemite Court in Amman, Jordan.
Badoora Saeed, the Minister-Counsellor of the Embassy of Maldives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, joined Khaleel at the ceremony. Simultaneously, on the Jordanian side, the King was accompanied by Yousef Issawi, the Chief of the Royal Hashemite Court. In addition, Musa Maaytah, the Acting Foreign Minister and Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs of Jordan was also present.
The first Non-Resident Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives to the Hashemite Kingdom of #Jordan, H.E Mohamed Khaleel, presented his Letter of Credence to the King of Jordan, His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein
— Ministry of Foreign Affairs 🇲🇻 (@MoFAmv) December 6, 2021
Since 1983, Khaleel has played an active role in serving the Maldivian Government. He has taken on various roles and positions, including Director and Assistant Director General at the Maldivian Government Trade Center in Singapore and Maldives respectively.
Currently, he is the Ambassador of Maldives to Saudi Arabia, he is also accredited to Kuwait, Jordan, and Oman. Khaleel is also the permanent representative of the Maldives to the OIC. Khaleel is the first non-residential Ambassador of the Maldives as he currently lives in Riyadh.
Additionally, he noted that Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s nomination of the first Non-Resident Ambassador, especially during the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Maldives and Jordan, would contribute to strengthening the bond between both nations.
The King of Jordan extended congratulations to the Maldivian Ambassador on his new appointment, during the official ceremony. He also expressed confidence in his capabilities to strengthen the diplomatic relations between the Maldives and Jordan.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Khaleel reaffirmed to the King of Jordan that his dedication lies in strengthening ties with Jordan. He stressed that he would inspire the Maldives to carry out meaningful collaborations with the Kingdom of Jordan, in areas of shared interest. These may include the sectors of the economy, culture, education, etc.