Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, the new Afghan ambassador to Washington, has been formally introduced to the President of the United States of America Barack Obama, the Afghan embassy in U.S said Friday.
Mohib, after meeting with Obama, said that he will put more effort and work into strengthening relations between Afghanistan and the US.
Before being appointed as ambassador Mohib served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the president.
The role included oversight of the spokesperson's office, the office of correspondence and diplomatic communications, protocol office, petitions office, and the Presidential secretariat.
During his tenure at the Presidential Palace, his role involved liaison with governmental counterparts and drafting of bilateral and multilateral agreements.
Mohib also engaged in the substantive preparation and implementation of official presidential visits to Azerbaijan, Belgium, China, Germany, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States as part of the administration's strategy for geopolitical and economic integration.
Mohib led the presidential negotiating team for several inter-government cooperation agreements and the formulation of Afghanistan's national development "Realizing Self-Reliance" reform strategy.
Mohib has a PhD and Bachelors degree with honors from Brunel University in the United Kingdom. The university honored him with an award for social and cultural contributions to campus, and a research scholarship to pursue a Doctorate of Philosophy.
Before joining the government, Mohib worked for the American University of Afghanistan and Intel Corporation.
Mohib has been an active leader in civil society among the global Afghan community. He founded the largest Afghan diaspora youth association in Europe, the Afghan Students Association of the UK. He also founded and served as Chairman of the Board for the Afghan Professionals Network (APN). As part of APN, he started a think-tank "Discourse Afghanistan", and initiated community service programming to support special needs orphans in Kabul, and to recognize achievements of Afghan women.
Mohib is fluent in English, Pashto, and Dari, with proficiency in Urdu/Hindi. He is a published writer on Afghan politics, as well as on academic research.