Abdullah Shahid, UNGA president-elect, picks Indian ambassador Nagaraj Naidu in his team

Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid, the president-elect of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, has appointed India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu as his Chef de Cabinet

Jun 10, 2021
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Indian ambassador Nagaraj Naidu

Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid, the president-elect of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, has appointed India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu as his Chef de Cabinet.

"Today, I have appointed Ambassador Thilmeeza Hussain as Special Envoy of the PGA, and Ambassador Nagaraj Naidu Kumar as my Chef de Cabinet. They will be instrumental in delivering my vision for the #PresidencyOfHope," Shahid tweeted on Thursday.

Naidu is currently India's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.

Shahid on Monday was overwhelmingly elected as president of the 76th UN General Assembly session which is scheduled to start in September later this year. India backed Shahid’s bid, garnering him 143 votes out of the 191 votes. 

"It is indeed a privilege and an opportunity to serve under the leadership of President-elect Abdulla Shahid. We are looking forward to a Presidency of hope,” Naidu was quoted as saying by PTI. 

The Maldivian diplomat, Thilmeeza Hussain, is presently the permanent representative of the Maldives to the United Nations and also ambassador to the United States.

(SAM)

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