Azizullah Karzai

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Azizullah Karzai
Dmitry Medvedev with ambassadors 18 October 2010-7.jpeg
Azizullah Karzai with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in October 2010
Afghanistan Ambassador to Russia
Incumbent
Assumed office
2010
President Hamid Karzai
Preceded by Zalmai Aziz
Personal details
Nationality Afghan
Profession Diplomat

Azizulah Karzai is a politician in Afghanistan. He is serving as Ambassador to Russia, a position he held since 28 August 2010.[1]

Early years[edit]

Azizulah is originally from southern Afghanistan. He belongs to the Karzai-clan of Pashtuns. He is an uncle of current Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Before the Taliban government he was Afghan Ambassador to Poland. He is considered the family's expert on tribal maneuvering.[2] During the United States attack on Afghanistan in November 2001, he said: "Tribalism is more dangerous than the Islamic fundamentalism of the Taliban because it runs throughout Pashtun society."[3]

Ambassador[edit]

After the fall of the Taliban government Karzai was appointed Afghan Ambassador to the Czech Republic. He later became aid to the Afghan Foreign Minister and Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.[4][5] Since 2010 he is serving as Afghans Ambassador to Russia.

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