MALE, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Abdulla Mausoom has been appointed as Maldives' new minister of tourism, local media reported here Friday.
Maldives President Ibrahim Solih, in a ceremony held at the President's Office in capital Male, officially presented Mausoom with a letter of appointment as minister of tourism on Thursday.
Mausoom was serving as the resident ambassador of the Maldives to Singapore, and non-resident ambassador of the Maldives to New Zealand, prior to his appointment to cabinet.
Mausoom is a long-time parliamentarian who has previously served in Cabinet as minister of tourism and aviation, and minister of environment, energy and water. He was a board member of Maldives Association of Tourism Industry.
Mausoom's appointment comes following the dismissal of the previous Minister of Tourism Ali Waheed on July 9. Minister of Economic Development Fayyaz Ismail had been holding the tourism portfolio in the interim. Enditem