Afghan Biographies

Karimi, Bilal

Name Karimi, Bilal
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Ambassador to China
History and Biodata

1. Former Ambassadors to China:
Qiamuddin Rais Barla (2003)
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 (2014-2018)
Musa Arefi, Chargé d'Affaires ad interim of the Afghan Embassy in China (20190920)
Dr. Javid Ahmad Qaem (20191116) stepped down (20220109)
Taliban appointed Sayed Mahyuddin Sadat, as the embassy’s first secretary and Afghanistan’s Chargé d’affaires in China (20220111, 20231127)
Bilal Karimi,
Ambassador of the de facto administration to China (20231127)

Embassy Staff:

Counsellor of the Afghan Embassy in China:
Sayed Habiburahman Husinpur (201900920)

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 Orozgani Commercial Attache:
Mr.Abdul Salam Munir

2. Previous Function:
Member of the Taliban Cultural Commission
Deputy Spokesman of the Islamic Emirate (20211029)
Ambassador of the de facto administration to China (20231127)
3. Biodata:
Bilal Karimi aka Maulvi Asadullah. Bilal Karimi, the Deputy Spokesperson of the Taliban administration, has been appointed as the Ambassador of the de facto administration to China.

This move follows China’s appointment of Zhao Sheng as its ambassador to Afghanistan nearly two months ago, making China the first country to send an ambassador to Kabul under the Taliban administration.

Karimi’s appointment will become the first ambassador of the Taliban to a foreign country at a time when no country has recognized the Taliban government in Kabul over the past two years due to human rights issues and its restrictions on women’s rights and their presence in society.(20231127)

Last Modified 2023-11-27
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