President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has appointed the former National Security Adviser Mohammad Haneef Atmar as the acting Minister of Foreign Affiars of Afghanistan.
The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said President Ghani issued a decree, appointing Mr. Atmar as acting minister of foreign affairs.
The statement further added that President Ghani appointed Mr. Atmar as per the paragraph 13 and Article 64 of the constitution of Afghanistan.
The ARG Palace also added that Atmar is one of the influential political figures of the country who has served in vital governmental institutions in the past two decades.
Atmar has previously served as the minister of rural rehabilitation and development, minister of education, minister of interior and national security adviser.