|History and Biodata
1. Former Ambassadors to Russia, Non-resident envoy to: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova:
Zalmai Aziz (ended posting May 2010)
Charge d'affaires Hafizullah Ebadi (20100817)
Mohammad Shakir Kargar (20121123)
Azizullah Karzai Aziz (20100828, 20121100, 20130310, 20141219, 20150616)
Abdul Qayum Kochi Abdul Qayyum Koochai (20160701-20180821)
Dr. Mohammad Latif Bahand (20181025)
2. Previous Functions:
Deputy head for central Asia part in the MoFA (2017, 2018)
Ambassador to Russia (20181025)
Dr. Mohammad Latif Bahand went to Habibia Lyceum in Kabul and studied later at Lomonosov State Universty Moscow. Bahand is an Artist and Writer. He also worked as a researchern with the afghan Center of Strategic Studies ACSS /AISS of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Bahand has a reputation as a writer and he has written many books. He also translated many books from other languages into Pashto language. 2017 he translated Aram Don written by Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov in Russian language, to Pashto.
He speaks Pashtu, Dari and Russian.