14 Facts About Abdulla Shahid


Abdulla Shahid is a Maldivian politician who served as President of the 76th United Nations General Assembly between 2021 and 2022.


Abdulla Shahid has been serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maldives since 2018.


Abdulla Shahid joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1984, then he had his bachelor's degree in political science at the Canberra College of Advanced Education in 1987.


Abdulla Shahid served as the Speaker of the People's Majlis of the Maldives from 2009 to 2014.


Abdulla Shahid was elected as the Speaker of the People's Majlis on 28 May 2009, the seventeenth holder of the position.


Abdulla Shahid played a key role in the Maldives' transition to democracy in 2008.


Abdulla Shahid is a member of MDP and is the parliament member for Henveiru Uthuru.


In 2000, Abdulla Shahid was elected as the Representative of the Vaavu Atoll constituency and served two terms as the Atoll's Member.


Abdulla Shahid served in the Special Majlis which drafted the new Constitution of the Maldives.


In May 2009, in the first multi-party parliamentary elections of the Maldives, Abdulla Shahid won the Keyodhoo Constituency.


Abdulla Shahid served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 23 August 2007 to 11 November 2008, in the presidency of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.


Abdulla Shahid had been appointed Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in 2005.


On 15 April 2013, Abdulla Shahid resigned from the Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party.


On 7 June 2021, Abdulla Shahid was elected as the 76th President of the United Nations General Assembly with an overwhelming 75 percent majority, with 143 in favour, 48 against, and no abstentions or invalid votes.