International Conference on Afghanistan, Bonn (2001)

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Hotel Petersberg, site of the 2001 International Conference on Afghanistan
Memorial of the conference in Königswinter

After Operation Enduring Freedom in which the Taliban government was toppled in Afghanistan, in December 2001, the German city of Bonn hosted a conference of Afghan leaders at Hotel Petersberg, to choose the leader of an Afghan Interim Authority – widely known as the Bonn Conference.[1] The Conference chose Hamid Karzai, who was subsequently elected President in 2004. Karzai subsequently appointed many of the anti-Taliban allies and regional leaders to senior posts within the interim government, or to senior posts in the Provincial governments.

Signatories to the Bonn Conference[edit]

Signatories to the Bonn Conference
signatory appointment notes
Ms. Amena Afzali
Mr. Sayed Hussein Anwari Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock 2001-2004
Mr. Hedayat Amin Arsala Vice President 2001–2004
Mr. Sayed Hamed Gailani
Mr. Rahmatullah Mousa Ghazi
Engineer Abdul Hakim Ministry of Communications (Afghanistan) 2001–2002 Tajik ethnic group.
Mr. Houmayoun Jareer
Mr. Abbas Karimi
Mr. Sayed Mustafa Kazemi Minister of Commerce 2001-2004?
Dr. Azizullah Ludin
Mr. Ahmad Wali Massoud
Mr. Hafizullah Asif Mohseni Son of Muhammad Asif Muhsini
Prof. Mohammad Ishaq Nadiri Senior Economic Advisor to President Karzai Currently Jay Gould Professor of Economics at New York University.
Mr. Mohammad Natiqi Former Afghanistan Commerce Minister.
Mr. Aref Noorzay
Mr. Yunus Qanuni Interior Minister
  • A member of Afghanistan's Tajik ethnic group.
Dr. Zalmai Rassoul Minister of Civil Aviation 2002-?
Minister of Foreign Affairs 2010-2013
Mr. Mirwais Sadiq
Dr. Mohammad Jalil Shams Economic minister 2006-2009
Professor Abdul Satar Sirat
Mr. Humayun Tandar
Mrs. Sima Wali
General Abdul Rahim Wardak Deputy Minister of Defense

Minister of Defense following the election of 2004 until 2012.

Mr. Azizullah Wasifi Served under Zahir Shah and Sardar Daud as governor of Nangarhar province and agriculture minister respectively.
Mr. Pacha Khan Zadran Governor of Paktia
  • Fought with other regional militia leaders, replaced in early 2002.
  • Became a wanted man in 2003.
  • Currently a member of the National Assembly.
Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

The Guardian: The new Afghan administration