Afghan Biographies

Fayek, Naseer Ahmad Faiq

Name Fayek, Naseer Ahmad Faiq
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth
Function/Grade Charge d’Affaires United Nations
History and Biodata

2. Previous Function:
Charge d’Affaires United Nations (20211217)

3. Biodata:

Nasir Ahmad Fayek Naseer Ahmad Faiq Faiq was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and he is married with two children. He studied Law and Political Sciences at Kabul University in 2005 and has a master’s degree in Administrative Sciences (MAS) with a concentration in diplomacy and international relations from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He

has assumed the leadership of the Afghan mission to the UN in the capacity of Charge d’ Affaires, the permanent mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations said in a statement. The appointment of Faiq comes after the former permanent Afghan ambassador to the UN, Ghulam Ishaqzai, resigned from his position.(20211217)

Taliban reacted to the decision of the United Nations over allowing Naseer Ahmad Faiq to assume the seat of Afghanistan’s permanent representative at the UNGA and said the UN must not further deteriorate the issue. Taliban’s nominee for UN Suhail Shaheen has told Radio Free of Afghanistan that the UN must act based on the principles of impartiality and allow him to assume the seat. Suhail Shaheen added that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is ruling the entire country so the seat must necessarily be given to the envoy of IEA, not to someone who has no sovereignty nor is part of the ruling government in Afghanistan.


 “The UN must resolve the issue based on principle and do not allow the problem to further be worsened.” Added Shaheen.

Afghanistan’s permanent mission base in New York on Friday, December 17 in a press statement said that Naseer Ahmad Faiq will resume the post of Permanent Representative in the UN after Ghulam Muhammad Ishzaqzai resigned from the post.

Naseer Ahmad Faiq has recently accused former Afghan authorities of plotting against him after he made a speech in UNSC demanding the confiscation and freezing of bank accounts of former Afghan officials. Afghanistan’s representation in the UN has been a matter of conflict in recent months as the Taliban has repeatedly asked for their envoy-Suhail Shaheen- to be allowed to occupy the post but the UN has refused to.(20220208)

The name of Nasir Ahmad Fayek, the Chargé d’Affaires of Afghanistan’s Representation to the United Nations, is on the list of heads of diplomatic missions.(20220221)

Naseer Ahmad Fayeq, who is holding Afghanistan’s seat at the United Nations, on Wednesday voted in favor of a resolution that condemned Russia’s war on Ukraine. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), however, said that Kabul will remain impartial.(20220303)


Naseer A. Faiq has been working as Minister Counsellor and Political Coordinator at the
Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations in New York since September 2019.

As a seasoned and career diplomat, with over 16 years of experience in international relations
Faiq has served in various senior-level capacities at the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan including the following:

  • Deputy Director General for Regional Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2016-
  • Economic Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the UN, New York (2013-
  • Deputy Director General for Regional Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2012-
  • Advisor to the Deputy Foreign Minister, (2011-2012)
  • Third Secretary, Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the UN in New York (2008-2010)
  • Member of Minister’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2005-2007)






Last Modified 2022-03-04
Established 2021-12-17