Salahuddin Rabbani

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Salahuddin Rabbani
Salahuddin Rabbani at US State Dept November 29, 2012.jpg
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
1 February 2015
President Ashraf Ghani
Preceded by Ahmad Moqbel Zarar
Chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council
In office
15 April 2012 – 1 February 2015
President Hamid Karzai
Ashraf Ghani
Preceded by Burhanuddin Rabbani
Succeeded by TBD
Afghanistan Ambassador to Turkey
In office
1 January 2011 – 14 April 2012
President Hamid Karzai
Preceded by Massoud Khalili
Succeeded by Amanullah Jayhoon
Personal details
Born (1971-03-31) March 31, 1971 (age 44)[citation needed]
Kabul, Afghanistan
Nationality Afghan
Political party Jamiat-e Islami
Parents Burhanuddin Rabbani
Alma mater Columbia University
Profession Diplomat
Religion Sunni Islam

Salahuddin Rabbani (Persian: صلاح‌الدین ربانی‎‎; born 10 May 1971 or 20.02 or (Persian: اردیبهشت; برج ثور‎‎ Burg e Tsaur; Ordibehsht or Taurus (constellation) 1350 according to the Horoscope or Iranian Calendar (Iranian Solar Calendar) or 14 Rabiul awal 1391 (Islamic Lunar calendar) [1][2] is an Afghan diplomat and politician who has been Minister of Foreign Affairs since 1 February 2015. He was Ambassador to Turkey from 2011 to 2012. In April 2012, it was announced that he was to chair the Afghan High Peace Council in its negotiations with the Taliban. Salahuddin's father was Council chairman and Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani.[3][4][5]

He was selected as leader of the Jamiat-e Islami political party after the assassination of his father. On 12 January 2015, he was nominated by President Ashraf Ghani as Minister of Foreign Affairs, replacing Ahmad Moqbel Zarar. He was confirmed by the Afghan Parliament on 28 January and was sworn in on 1 February.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ahmad Moqbel Zarar
Minister of Foreign Affairs
2015–present
Incumbent