Abdullah Abdullah

Afghan politician

Abdullah Abdullah (born 5 September 1960[1]) is an Afghan politician. He served as Foreign Minister of Afghanistan from October 2001 to April 2005. He unsuccessfully ran for President of Afghanistan in 2019.

Abdullah Abdullah
عبدالله عبدالله
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
2 October 2001 – 20 April 2005
PresidentHamid Karzai
Preceded byWakil Ahmed Muttawakil
Succeeded byRangin Dadfar Spanta
Personal details
Born (1960-09-05) 5 September 1960 (age 63)
Kabul, Afghanistan
Political partyNational Coalition of Afghanistan
Alma materKabul University
WebsiteOfficial website

Following the collapse of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, on 17 August 2021, leader of the Taliban-affiliated Hezb-e-Islami party Gulbuddin Hekmatyar met with both Abdullah and Karzai in Doha wanting to form a government.[2][3] Former President Ashraf Ghani said that he supported such negotiations.[4]


  1. Cross, Tony (12 August 2009). "GulMarjan GulMarjan". Radio France Internationale. Archived from the original on 2013-12-06. Retrieved 2013-10-23.
  2. "Afghanistan's Hekmatyar says heading for Doha with Karzai, Abdullah Abdullah to meet Taliban - Al Jazeera". Reuters. 16 August 2021. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  3. AFP (18 August 2021). "Taliban met ex-Afghan leader Karzai, Abdullah Abdullah". Brecorder. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  4. "Ghani says he backs talks as Taliban meet with Karzai, Abdullah". New Age | The Most Popular Outspoken English Daily in Bangladesh. Retrieved 18 August 2021.