Biography of Sharif Ghalib


by Abdullah Qazi / February 21, 2011

Sharif Ghalib is the current Deputy Permanent Representative (DPR) of Afghanistan to the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), and Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Bern, Switzerland. Ghalib joined the Afghan Foreign Service in 1994 and his diplomatic career started at the United Nations, where he served for 10 years, prior to becoming the first Afghan diplomat to negotiate the establishment of full bilateral Diplomatic and Consular relations between Afghanistan and Canada at resident-embassy level. He opened the Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa in late 2002 and served as the country’s Charge d’Affaires (Minister Counsellor) until 2005.