Afghan Biographies

Balkhi, Mirwais Dr.


Name Balkhi, Mirwais Dr.
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1982
Function/Grade earmarked as Minister of Education
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Lecturer at the Law and Political Science Faculty of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) & was lecturing at the International Relations Faculty of Afghanistan Institute of Higher Education (UofA).
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in May 2013
Deputy Director General of First Political Division (India & South Asia) (2015-2016)
Head of Africa and Middle East Desk in the Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) (20171015)
earmarked as Minister of Education (20180319)

3. Biodata:
Dr. Mohammad Mirwais Balkh was born 1982 in Balkh Province. He joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in May 2013 and served as the head of Africa and Middle East Desk in the Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) and as the Chief Editor of the CSS’ Quarterly Journal of Strategic Studies. Dr. Balkhi also worked as Deputy Director General of First Political Division (India & South Asia) from 2015-2016.
Mirwais Balkhi holds a Ph.D in International Relations (with specialization in West Asian Studies) from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi India (2007-2014).
Afghan presidency has promised two ministerial posts to Jamiat-i-Islami political party as part of negotiation to end dispute over Balkh governorship, sources said 20180318. Based on the agreement, Mirwais Balkhi will be introduced as minister of education while Najib Aqa Fahim will be given another ministerial post. Both are members of the party.

Last Modified 2018-03-19
Established 2018-03-19