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Massoud Khalili

Born: May 11, 1950

Birthplace: Afghanistan

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Massoud Khalili

Date of Birth : May 11, 1950
Birth Place : Afghanistan

Masood Khalili, also Massoud Khalili and Masud Khalili is an Afghan diplomat, linguist and urbane poet. Khalili is the son of the famous dari language and Afghan poet laureate, Ustad Khalilullah Khalili. In the war against the Soviets from 1980 to 1990, he was the political head of the Jamiat-i-Islami Party of Afghanistan and close advisor to Commander Ahmad Shah Masood. In the internal conflict that followed, he chose to be the Special Envoy in Pakistan to President Burhannudin Rabbani. Deported from the same country for his high rank in the Northern Alliance, he went to New Delhi in 1996 as the Ambassador of the Afghanistan where he stayed for many years. He was non-resident Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Nepal at the same time. On September 9, 2001, Ambassador Khalili was sitting next to the hero of Afghanistan, Commander Massoud, when two men posing as journlists set off a bomb placed in their camera. Commander Massoud was assassinated and Ambassador Khalili survived. Two days later, Al Qaeda Attacked America. After his recovery, he was made the Ambassador of Afghanistan to Turkey and he is currently the first Afghan Ambassador to Spain.


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