H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer
Ambassador / Permanent Representative to the United Nations
His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer presented his Letters of Credence to His Excellency President Barack Obama on 14 January 2013, cialis canada viagra as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Maldives to the United States of America
Mr. Sareer is also concurrently serving as Ambassador / Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations, mind having presented his Letters of Credence to His Excellency Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on 20 December 2012.
From December 2009 until his appointment as Ambassador / Chargé d’Affaires to the Permanent Mission of Maldives to the United Nations in February 2012, Mr. Sareer served as the High Commissioner of Maldives to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. He was Deputy High Commissioner in London, United Kingdom from June 2008 to May 2009, and served as the Charge d’Affaires, Maldives Mission to the European Union, Brussels from March to June 2008. He was the Counsellor and later the Deputy High Commissioner in Colombo, Sri Lanka from July 2006 to March 2008. As a career foreign service officer, he began his service at the Ministry Foreign Affairs in 1986 and held various positions including Director General.
Mr. Sareer was Director representing the Maldives at the Secretariat of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Kathmandu from June 2000 to May 2003. Mr. Sareer served as the Second Secretary/ Charge d’Affaires at the Permanent Mission of Maldives to the United Nations, New York from September 1992 to December 1993.
He was a representative of the Maldives Delegation to the 47th (1992), 48th (1993), 52nd (1997) 63rd (2007), 66th (2011), 67th (2012), 68th (2013) and 69th(2014) Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York.
On 1 January 2015, the Maldives assumed Chairmanship of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), a coalition of 44 small island and coastal nations from around the world, and Mr. Sareer has been leading the process on behalf of the Government of Maldives.
After completing his secondary education in the Maldives, Mr. Sareer has undertaken further studies in Australia, where he attained a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Canberra and a master’s degree in Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University. He also attended a Foreign Service Training Programme conducted by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia.
Born in Malé, Maldives, on 28 August 1965, he is married and has four children.