Embassy Staff


Minister Counsellor

(Deputy Head of Mission – Political Affairs)

Mr. Mukhtar has started his career and professional life at the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural and Rehabilitation (MRRD) in 2004. He pursued the pathway in various development projects such as NSP and Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Program (AREDP) at middle and top level capacities for six years. In 2010 he started working at the Transition Coordination Commission (TCC) as the Deputy Chief of Staff and later on as Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the TCC. In 2014, he started working as Special Assistant to the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan until he was appointed as Chief of Protocol of the President’s office in 2016. In March 2020 he has been assigned as Minister Counselor at the Afghanistan Embassy in London. 

He obtained his bachelor degree in Business Administration from Kardan University. In addition, he attended a number of professional career development and capacity building programs of Leadership, Project Management, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution in India, Indonesia and Japan.

Tel: +44 207 225 0095

Email: mukhtar@afghanistanembassy.org.uk


(Consul – Head of Consulate Section)

Abdul Khaliq Samandary holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration and Diplomacy from Kabul University. He has completed a practical training course (internship) organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in collaboration with the Civil Service Institute of the I.A.R.C.S.C in Kabul. In 2005, he was appointed as an expert in the Pay and Grading Program in the I.A.R.C.S.C

In 2008, he was assigned as a Capacity Building Manager at the Office of the President. He started his diplomatic career with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan in 2009 and served as a diplomat in Los Angeles. He also served as an in-charge of the visit section, in-charge of diplomatic visas at Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul. He has served as the head of VIP and Representative of the MoFA at Hamed Karzai International Airport. Mr Samandary was appointed as counsellor at the Embassy of Afghanistan in London in November 2019.

Mr. Samandary has also completed five short term diplomatic and management training programs in South Korea and China. Also, he has participated in a number of regional and international conferences. Mr. Samandary is fluent in Farsi and English. He is married with three children.

Tel: 07387 424045
email: samandary@afghanistanembassy.org.uk 


First Secretary
(Admin & Finance)

Mr. Sayed Mansoor Sayed, graduated from Administration and Diplomacy, Faculty of Law and Political science from Kabul University. He started his diplomatic career with Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2000.

Work Experience

  • 2000-2004 – served at the Admin department – In charge of Protocol and visits sector of Protocol department and in charge of south Asia countries in the First Political Departments.
  • 2004-2007 -In-charge of the President visits, at the Protocol departments Presidential Palace ARG.
  • 2007-2010- Second Secretary of Afghanistan in Berlin, Germany.
  • 2010-2013- In-charge of the President meetings at the Protocol departments Presidential Palace ARG.
  • 2013-2016 – Consul of Afghanistan Embassy in Berlin, Germany.
  • 2016-2019 – In-charge of the visits & meetings sector of Protocol department Ministry Foreign Affairs.
  • Participated in two short term international diplomatic training programs in Germany and China.
  • Travelled to many countries for official visits since 2002, along with the president and as a lead advance team also participated in a number of regional and international conferences.

Tel: 0207 225 0095
e-mail: sayed@afghanistanembassy.org.uk


Second Secretary
(Political Affairs)

  • Master of International Security and Diplomacy – London, United Kingdom
  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations and European integration- Tallinn Estonia
  • Bachelor of Business Administration from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University- India
  • Desk Officer of the United States Relations 
  • In-charge of the Desk of India Relations

Tel: 0207 225 0095
email: eklil@afghanistanembassy.org.uk


Third Secretary
(Consular Affairs)
Tel: 07387 424071
email: hussiny@afghanistanembassy.org.uk




(Defence Attaché)

Col Haroon Said Naderi is the Defence Attaché at Afghanistan Embassy in London. Besides his military career, he has a bachelor’s degree in Business Information System from Middlesex University, graduated in 2004; and a postgraduate certificate in International Security and Global Governance from Birkbeck, University of London. Col. Naderi is currently undertaking a part-time Masters’ degree in International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS University. He speaks Persian, English, and Russian fluently. 

Tel: 0207 225 0095
email: hn@afghanistanembassy.org.uk
email: da@afghanistanembassy.org.uk




(Deputy Defence Attaché)

Major Zikrullah Mahmoodi was born in 1971. He joined the Military High School in Kabul between 1986-1989.

In 2008, he completed his BA in English Language and Literature from Kabul University. He began his military career as an English Instructor at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan (NMAA) between 2009-2018. He also attended the Teaching Methods and Training Course at the Defence Language Institute (DLI) Texas, USA between 2010-2011. He was later appointed as a Liaison Officer for Afghan Military Officers in Texas from 2011 till 2012.

Major Mahmoodi is currently appointed as Deputy Defence Attaché to the Embassy of Afghanistan in London since Dec 2018. He is married and has four daughters and five sons. He is fluent in Persian, Pashto, English and Urdu.

Tel: 0207 225 0095 
email: deputy.da@afghanistanembassy.org.uk

PA to the Ambassador
Tel: 0207 225 0095
email: ea@afghanistanembassy.org.uk

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