Afghan Biographies

Aziz, Zalmai

Name Aziz, Zalmai
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1939
Function/Grade Ex Ambassador
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions of Zalmai Aziz:
Deputy Minister of the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs MoFA (2003-2007),
Ambassador to Russia (2009),
Ambassador to Switzerland (2010 -20120500)

3. Biodata:
Zalmai Aziz was born in Kabul on June 22, 1939. Aziz studied International Relations, graduating with honours. He joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan in 1968 and has worked in a number of Ministry of Foreign Affairs departments and Afghan missions abroad including the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations. After 28 years living aboard, Mr. Aziz returned to Afghanistan at the request of the Afghan Government and rejoined Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2002. He initially served as the director of the U.N. Department and soon after as a Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs since 2003. Zalmai Aziz (20091122) presented his diplomatic credentials to then-President of Russia Vladimir Putin on 27 July 2007 and to  the President of Switzerland on 18 January 2011.

Last Modified 2013-09-05
Established 2009-11-22