Zalmay Khalilzad

Afghan-American diplomat (1951-)

Zalmay Mamozy Khalilzad (Pashto: زلمی خلیلزاد Zalmay Khalīlzād; born March 22, 1951) is a counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and president of Khalilzad Associates. He was the United States Ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush from 2007 to 2009.[1]

Zalmay Khalilzad
Khalilzad speaking at a high school in Kabul, Afghanistan
26th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
April 17, 2007 – January 20, 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Secretary-GeneralBan Ki-Moon
Preceded byJohn R. Bolton
Succeeded bySusan Rice
United States Ambassador to Iraq
In office
June 21, 2005 – April 17, 2007
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byJohn Negroponte
Succeeded byRyan Crocker
United States Ambassador to Afghanistan
In office
November 28, 2003 – June 20, 2005
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byRobert Finn
Succeeded byRonald E. Neumann
Personal details
Zalmay Mamozy Khalilzad

(1951-03-22) March 22, 1951 (age 73)
Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh Province, Afghanistan
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Cheryl Benard
ChildrenAlexander Benard
Maximilian Benard
Alma materAmerican University of Beirut
University of Chicago
ProfessionAcademic and Diplomat

In October 2021, CNN reported that Zalmay Khalilzad, the United States' principal envoy for Afghanistan, will quit his post in Afghanistan, after the end of the withdrawal of American forces in Afghanistan.



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