The Office of the President, ARG Presidential Palace, in a statement said Iklil Hakimi has been appointed as the senior presidential advisor in international affairs based on a decree issued by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
The decree states that the appointment of the former minister of finance Iklil Hakimi as senior presidential advisor in international affairs has been approved.
Hakimi on Tuesday announced that he has stepped down from his position as the minister of finance of Afghanistan.
Speaking during a press conference in Kabul, Hakimi said he has resigned from his position as the finance minister and his resignation letter has been approved.
Without disclosing further information, Hakimi further added that he has stepped down from his post due to family issues.
This comes as Afghanistan’s Trade and Commerce Minister and the Deputy Minister for Telecommunication and Information Technology had stepped down from their positions earlier.
The Minister of Urban Development and Housing Syed Sadat Mansoor Naderi had also resigned from his position nearly two weeks ago.