Karim Khalili

Karim Khalili
کریم خلیلی
Karim Khalili in 2018
Chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council
Assumed office
6 June 2017
PresidentAshraf Ghani
Preceded byAhmed Gailani
Vice President of Afghanistan
In office
7 December 2004 – 29 September 2014
PresidentHamid Karzai
Preceded byAhmed Shakar Karkar
Succeeded byAbdul Rashid Dostum
Personal details
Born1950 (age 69–70)
Maidan Wardak Province, Afghanistan
Political partyHezbe Wahdat

Karim Khalili (Persian: کریم خلیلی‎) is the current chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council[1], who served as Vice President of Afghanistan from 2004 to 2014, in the administration of President Hamid Karzai.[2] Khalili was appointed first time as Vice President in 2002 and was elected as running mate of Hamid Karzai in 2004. Since 1989 he has been one of the main leaders of the Wahdat political party of Hazara.[3]

Early years

Khalili was born in Wardak Province and attended a religious school. He participated in the Afghanistan resistance during Soviet invasion. He also served as Minister of Finance of Afghanistan during the Mujahideen government in the early 1990s.