The German Embassy Colombo mourns the loss of the former German Honorary Consul in the Maldives and bearer of the Federal Cross of Merit, Dr. Ibrahim Umar Maniku.
Dr. Maniku shaped the image of Germany in the Maldives for many years. As during the time of his tenure as Honorary Consul from 1995 to the beginning of 2019, he was available around the clock to German citizens in emergency situations and supported the Embassy with great personal commitment.
In addition to his consular work, he was also an important mediator between the Embassy and the Maldivian government in the political and economic sphere. In the Maldives he had an important network of contacts and was recognized and valued as a respeted representative of the Federal Republic of Germany.
With his tireless commitment to German-Maldivian relations, he has always been of great support to the Embassy. With him, the Embassy loses a long-time friend and partner.
Our condolences in these difficult times go to the relatives and friends of the deceased.