Afghan Biographies

Musazai, Janan

Name Musazai, Janan
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1980
Function/Grade Ambassador to China
History and Biodata

Janan Mosazai

1. Former Ambassadors to China:
Eklil Ahmad  Hakimi (2005, 20090318)
Political Affairs Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Kabul, Afghanistan (June 2002 – Feb 2005)Sultan Ahmad Baheen (20091122)
Mohammad Kabir Farahi (20150608)
Janan Mosazai (2014

Embassy Staff:
First Secretaries:
1. Mr. Babakhan Aslami
2. Mr. Ahmad Haroon Najmpoor

Second Secretary:
1. Mr.Mohammad Esa Nawabi
2. Mr. Abdul Ghani Hassanzada
3. Mr.Mohammad Aslam Aslami

Third Secretary:
1. Mr.Nik Mohammad Zarifi
2. Mr. Tella Hossain OrozganiCommercial Attache:
Mr.Abdul Salam Munir


2. Previous Functions:
Political Affairs Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Kabul, Afghanistan (200201–200502)
Independent Consultant, Kabul, Afghanistan (2009 – 2011)
Wolesi Jirga Candidate 2010 election for a Kabul constituency
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (201105-201401),
Ambassador to Pakistan (201401-201601)
Ambassador to China (201601- )

3. Biodata:
musazai_janan2Janan Musazai Mosazai son of Haji Mohammad Ghulam Musa, was born March 21, 1980 in Kabul, Afghanistan. He finished Nadirya High School in 1999. 2003 he continued his higher education in Bishkek, Kirgistan where he studied political science and international relations. He migrated to Canada, where he in four years got his Masters in Journalism at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, in 2010.

Later Janan Mosazai was a freelance journalist and civil society activist based in Kabul. He formerly worked as a political affairs officer with the United Nations in Afghanistan.

He is residing in Kabul City. In his Wolesi Jirga Election 2010 campaign he has distributed about 600 of the bright orange shirts that have become his trademark. His supporters wear them in the city and when he goes out to campaign in the rural areas. He has also attracted 500 fans on Facebook, he said. But he did not succeed to bag a seat in Parliament.

After having served as spokesman to the Minister of Foreign Affairs he was appointed Ambassador to Pakistan.(20131116)

He speaks Pashtu, Dari, Urdu, Russian, French, English.

Last Modified 2017-09-08
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