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Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel
Chargé d’Affaires

Embassy of Afghanistan
Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel was named the Chargé d’Affaires ad Interim of the Embassy of Afghanistan in the U.S. following the end of H.E. Ambassador Said T. Jawad’s tenure this Fall.  She will serve in this position until the arrival of a new ambassador. Mrs. Ebrahimkhel began her career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2006.  She served as Chief of Staff for the Ministry from 2006 to 2008, and arrived at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC, in August, 2008 to serve as Consular Counselor.

Mrs. Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel was born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1964. She attended Kabul University and received her BA in Political Science specializing in Law and Diplomacy in 1982.  She traveled to Germany and studied German, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics at the University of Karisruhe.

Throughout the 1990’s she played a pivotal role there in fostering understanding between Afghan and Western women through several women’s groups as well as, by extension, fostering cross-cultural understanding in the community in general.

She presented lectures on the social and legal position of women in Afghanistan and participated in a number of panel discussions on that and other subjects. She led discussions for the City of Karlsruhe and presented lectures to associations of professional women, at community college events, on International Women’s Day and to law associations. Mrs. Ebrahimkhel was an active member of the International Women's Club and the German-Afghan-Association.

Her father, Mohamad Jan Fana, was a military officer, military scholar, author and poet who traveled abroad to represent Afghanistan. She is married to Abdul Naser Ebrahimkhel. They have four children. Her daughter studies Law and Political Science in a university in Germany, while two sons are in college in the US and one young son is in elementary school.

Mrs. Ebrahimkhel speaks fluent Dari, Pashto, German, and English.


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