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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Dr Amanullah Jayhoon

From: Embassy of Afghanistan

Dr Amanullah Jayhoon was born in 1963 in Takhar province of Afghanistan. Following his primary and secondary education in Afghanistan, he was admitted to the International Islamic University of Islamabad - Pakistan in 1984. He completed his B.A with majors in comparative religion and Arabic studies in 1987. Dr Jayhoon went on to pursue post-graduate studies in Political Science & International Relations at the University of Technology in Peshawar - Pakistan from 1988-1989.

In the pursuit of further academic enquiry Dr Jayhoon received a scholarship from the University of Nebraska in 1990 where he earned his MA (Ed) in Education Administration in 1991.

He received his Phd in Political Science from the International Islamic University of Malaysia in 2009.

Dr Jayhoon was appointed Ambassador to Australia & New Zealand in 2007. He presented his credentials as Ambassador to Australia to the Australian Governor General Michael Jeffrey on 31 May 2007.

Prior to this appointment Dr Jayhoon headed the First Political Division (Asia Pacific) of Afghanistan ’s Foreign Ministry from 2005-2007.

From 2002-2005 Dr Jayhoon headed the Afghan embassy in Malaysia . He served as Minister-Counsellor and Head of Mission, Embassy of Afghanistan in Berlin from 1999-2002 and Vice Consul General at the Consulate General of Afghanistan in Berlin from 1997 to 1999.

Dr Jayhoon was posted to Vienna, Austria in 1996 as First Secretary & Charge D’Affairs and had previously served as First Secretary to the Afghan mission in Ankara, Turkey from 1993 to 1995.

Ambassador Jayhoon is married and has four children.