Biography of Mohammad Nateqi, Member of the Negotiating Team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


Mohammad Nateqi was born in 1954 in Punjab district of Bamyan province. He has pursued his elementary education in Bamyan province. Mr. Nateqi received his higher education degree in philosophy, law and Islamic jurisprudence from Iraq. He also holds a master's degree in philosophy and politics from the Islamic Azad University. After the coup d'etat of April 27, 1978, he formed the political group "Mostazafin" (The Oppressed) with 7 of his colleagues and in 1979, he was elected as a member of the leadership council of "Nasr" organization. He was then appointed as a member of the Central Council of the Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan (Hezb-e Wahdat) and its political spokesman for foreign countries (Europe, Arabian countries, Iran and Pakistan).
Mr. Nateqi was appointed as Minister of Commerce in the Islamic State of Afghanistan in 1997 under the presidency of Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani, a position he held until the 2001 Bonn conference.
Mohammad Nateqi was elected as the main member of the International Bonn Conference of 2001, representing the Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan and the Islamic State of Afghanistan, and signed all the documents of the Bonn Conference as the key member. After the Bonn Conference, in the Transitional Government of Afghanistan, he was agreed to be appointed as Afghanistan's Ambassador to South Korea but since there was no embassy in South Korea, he served as Afghanistan's ambassador to Libya, and also served as non-resident ambassador to several North African countries for five years. As a result of his mission in Libya, Ghazni become the cultural capital of the Islamic world.
Mohammad Nateqi was an advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2007 to 2014 and served in North Africa and some of the Arabian countries. From 2014 to 2019, he was appointed as the head of the High Commission for the Supervision of the National Unity Government Agreement.
Mohammad Nateqi is currently a member of the Peace Negotiating Team and Senior Advisor to the High Council for National Reconciliation. He is the author of several books, including the book "Years of Change" which has been published in two volumes.
Mohammad Nateqi has written dozens of articles and conducted hundreds of interviews with local and foreign media over the years. He speaks Dari, Pashto, Arabic and English and he is familiar with German language as well.