Embassy of Afghanistan in Tokyo

Haron AMIN
(hah-ROHN' ah-MEEN)

Afghan Ambassador to Japan,
non-resident Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand and the Republic of the Philippines

Master of Arts in Political Science, May 2005, St. John's University, NY
Received Certificate of International Law in the Master's Program, St. John's University

July 19, 1969 Born in Kabul, Afghanistan

1980 Settled in Pakistan after the Soviet invasion
1981 Resettled in Frankfurt, Germany
1983 Resettled in Los Angeles, California, USA
1988 Joined anti-Soviet Resistance under Commander Ahmad Shah Massoud
1990 Represented the Resistance before US Congress and Administration
1991 Undergraduate Studies at Pasadena City College and University of California, Riverside
1995 Special Aide to the Ministry of Defese
1995 Joined the Afghan Foreign Service, Chief of staff, Office of the Deputy Foreign Minister
1997 Chief of Staff, Office of the Foreign Minister & later the Prime Minister
1998 First Secretary & later Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the UN
Sept. 2001 Spokesperson for the anti-Taliban UNIFSA Resistance Front (conducted over 1,500 interviews with major international TV & Print media)
Jan. 2002 Named by Newsweek Magazine as one of 77 “People for the Future” and
“changing the world as we know it” (January 7, 2002).
Charge d'Affaires (Minister-Counsellor), Afghan Embassy in Washington, DC
June 2002 Deputy Chief of Mission (Minister Plenipoteniary), Afghan Embassy in Washington, DC
July 2003 Charge d'Affaires (Minister Plenipotentiary), Afghan Embassy in Washington, DC
Feb. 2004 Ambassador-Designate, Afghan Embassy in Tokyo
April 2004 Ambassador, Afghan Embassy in Tokyo
Nov. 2004 Appointed Visiting Professor at Takushoku University for 2004-2005
Lecture Series: "The Role of Japan in the World Scene."
May 2005 Received a Masters in Political Science from Saint John's University in New York
Awards: Freedom, Faith and Hope Medal, Georgetown University, USA (2002)
President's Medal, La Salle University, USA (2002)

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