Biography

Naseer A. Faiq has been working as Minister Counsellor and Political Coordinator at the
Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations in New York since September 2019.
He has overseen the Security Council portfolio and its thematic issues related to Afghanistan,
including Counterterrorism; Counternarcotics; Women, Peace, Security; Children and Armed
Conflict, Victims of Terrorism, and the mandate of UNAMA.

As a seasoned and career diplomat, with over 16 years of experience in international relations
and multilateral diplomacy, Mr. Faiq has served in various senior-level capacities at the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan including the following:

  • Deputy Director General for Regional Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2016-
    2019)
  • Economic Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the UN, New York (2013-
    2016)
  • Deputy Director General for Regional Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2012-
    2013)
  • Advisor to the Deputy Foreign Minister, (2011-2012)
  • Third Secretary, Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the UN in New York (2008-2010)
  • Member of Minister’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2005-2007)

Mr. Faiq has represented Afghanistan in numerous regional and international platforms and has
negotiated declarations, outcome documents and resolutions within the First, Second and Third
Committees of the UN General Assembly. This included the General Assembly resolution on the
situation in Afghanistan and the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process ministerial declarations.

Mr. Faiq was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and he is married with two children. He studied Law
and Political Sciences at Kabul University in 2005 and has a master’s degree in Administrative
Sciences (MAS) with a concentration in diplomacy and international relations from Fairleigh
Dickinson University.

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