Afghan Biographies

Rahmani, Roya Mrs.

Name Rahmani, Roya Mrs.
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1978
Function/Grade Ambassador to Indonesia MoFA
History and Biodata

1. Former Ambassadors to Indonesia:
Eng. Abdul Rahim (2003 - )
Besmullah Besmel (2007 - ),
Fazel, Rahman Fazel Fazil Fazalrahman (2010)
Gholam Sakhi Ghairat (20130520)
Mrs. Roya Rahmani (20160602-)

2. Previous Functions:

Director General For Regional Cooperation MofA

Ambassador to Indonesia MoFA (20160602-)

3. Biodata:
Roya Rahmani  was born 1978 . In the civil war she and her family moved first to Pakistan and then to Canada where she finishes her education. She became a Cadadian citizen. In 2004 she returned to Afghanistan. She is an international development and governance consultant, specializing in gender and human rights programming.  She has worked with Rights and Democracy, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the NYC Department of Education, and the Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education among others. She is currently working as an advisor to the Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She holds a masters degree in Public Administration from Columbia University and a B.SC from McGill University. She has won several awards and fellowships and is a Fulbright Scholar.

Mrs. Roia Rahmani has a 2 year old daughter (20160206)


The appointment of Ms Rahmani as the new Afghan Ambassador to Indonesia comes as President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani vowed to give more share to women in the leadership of diplomatic missions outside the country.

The Afghan lawmaker Shukria Barekzai was earlier appointed as the Afghan Ambassador to Norway and took over duties last year.(20170908)

Last Modified 2017-09-08
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