Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Afghanistan)

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
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Mohammad Hanif Atmar (Acting minister)

since 1 February 2015
Appointer President of Afghanistan
Term length Five years, renewable
Inaugural holderMirza Ghulam Mohammad Mir Munsi
Website Official Website Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) (Persian : وزارت خارجه افغانستان Pashto : د افغانستان د بهرنیو چارو وزارت) is the ministry responsible for managing the Foreign relations of Afghanistan. [1]


Foreign Ministers of Afghanistan

1907–1917Mirza Ghulam Mohammad Mir Munsi(died after 1929)
1917–1919Sardar Mohammed Aziz Khan(born 1875 in Dehradu; assassinated June 6, 1933 in Berlin), 1930 Minister to Moscow 1932 Minister to Berlin.
1919–1922 Mahmud Tarzi (1st time) (b. 1865 – d. 1933)
1922–1924Mohammad Wali Khan Darwazi(1st time) (died 1933)
1924Sardar Shir Ahmad(acting) (born 1885)
1924–1927 Mahmud Tarzi (2nd time)
1927Ghulam Siddiq Khan Charkhi(1st time) (acting) (b. 1894 – d. 1962)
1927–1928Mohammad Wali Khan Darwazi(2nd time) (acting)
1928–1929Ghulam Siddiq Khan Charkhi(2nd time)
1929Ata al-Haq
1929Mohammad Wali Khan Darwazi(3rd time) (acting)
1929Ali Mohammad Khan(1st time) (acting) (b. 1891 – d. 1977)
1929–1938 Faiz Muhammad Khan Zikeria
1938–1953Ali Mohammed KhanAfghan politician, born 1891 educated Habibia College in Kabul, 1922: Inspector of Schools, 1924: Viceminister of Education, 1926-1927: Minister to Rome, 1928 Minister of Commerce, 1929 Minister of Education and Acting Foreign Minister, 1947-1953: Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1953-1963: Deputy Prime minister 1963: Minister of Court.
1953Sultan Ahmed Sherzai
1953–1963Mohammed Naim KhanSardar Muhammad Naim Khan (born 1911 in Kabul at the Royal Palace; died 27 April 1978, bur. De Sabz), youngest son of Khurshid Begum and Sardar Mohammed Aziz Khan. Mohammed Naim Khan was a brother of Mohammed Daoud Khan.
1962Ali Mohammed KhanActing Foreign Minister during an absence of Mohammed Naim Khan
1963–1965 Mohammad Yusuf While simultaneously serving as Prime Minister of Afghanistan
1965–1967 Mohammad Nur Ahmad Etemadi
1967–1971 Mohammad Nur Ahmad Etemadi While simultaneously serving as Prime Minister of Afghanistan
1971–1972 Mohammad Musa Shafiq
1972 Mohammad Musa Shafiq While simultaneously serving as Prime Minister of Afghanistan
1972-1978 Mohammed Daoud Khan While simultaneously serving as President of Afghanistan (from the 1973 coup)
1978–1979 Hafizullah Amin
1979 Shah Wali
1979–1986 Shah Mohamad Dost
1986–1992 Mohammad Abdul Wakil
1992–1994 Hidayat Amin Arsala
1994–1996 Najibullah Lafraie
1996–1997 Abdul Rahim Ghafoorzai Northern Alliance
1996–1997 Mohammad Ghous Taliban
1997–1998 Mullah Abdul Jalil Taliban
1998–1999 Mullah Mohammad Hassan Taliban
1999–October 2001 Wakil Ahmed Muttawakil Last Taliban Foreign Minister. Reported to have tried to warn the U.S. government of the upcoming al Qaeda September 11 attacks in 2001.
December 22, 2001 – March 22, 2005 Abdullah Abdullah Appointed by President Hamid Karzai.
April 20, 2005 – January 18, 2010 Rangin Dadfar Spanta Appointed by President Hamid Karzai. [1]
January 18, 2010 – October 28, 2013 Zalmai Rassoul Appointed by President Hamid Karzai.
October 28, 2013 – December 12, 2014 Ahmad Moqbel Zarar Appointed by President Hamid Karzai.
December 12, 2014 – February 1, 2015 Atiqullah Atifmal (acting)Appointed by President Ashraf Ghani.
February 1, 2015–23 October 2019 Salahuddin Rabbani Appointed by President Ashraf Ghani.
30 October 2019–22 January 2020 Idrees Zaman Acting foreign minister.
22 January 2020–4 April 2020 Mohammad Haroon Chakhansuri Acting foreign minister.
4 April 2020–present Mohammad Haneef Atmar Acting foreign minister.

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  1. 1 2 The current ministry was created in 2005. "Official site". Government of Afghanistan. Archived from the original on January 21, 2007. Retrieved January 17, 2007.