Minister of Agriculture under President Hamid Karzai. He was
replaced with Muhammad Asif Rahimi on October 11, 2008.
Below is a brief biography distributed by the Office of the Spokesperson of
the President when Rameen was initially appointed as Minister of Agriculture.
Obaidullah Rameen was born in 1952 in Baghlan Province. He was a student of
Khost and Fereng High School for Primary and Secondary Education and graduated
from Baghlan High School. He earned his Bachelors Degree from Kabul University
in 1976 and studied for a year at the Agriculture Promotion Bank. He was an
inspector at the Agricultural Bank from 1975 to 1977, a Director of the Banks'
Cooperative from 1981 to 1983 and a Director in the Agriculture Promotion Bank
from 2001 to 2004. He was also the Director of Center of Traders and Craft
workers nongovernmental NGO and the acting Director of Agricultural Unity of
by Abdullah Qazi / December 30, 2008