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Masood Ahmad Azizi
Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Dubai, UAE

Consul General Biography

Mr. Masood Ahmad Azizi has proven executive experience at senior levels, having worked with national prominent government leaders and senior representatives as well as international community (whether military or civilian); and a strong track record of being able to motivate and inspire citizens through a positive vision of the future and the ability to communicate and deliver this vision effectively at home and abroad.

He was appointed by H.E Mohammad Ashraf Ghani president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as Consul General for Dubai and Northern Emirates of the UAE. He presented his credentials to H.E Sheikh Maktoum bin Butti bin Suhail Al Maktoum, Director of the Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Dubai on 16 March 2020.

He has spent most of his career in senior management and leadership positions with the government of Afghanistan:

  • 2013-2018 - Deputy Minister of Interior (rank Major General)
  • 2005-2012 - Chief of staff to the Governor & Counter-Narcotics Provincial Director
  • 2009-2011 - Country Director Afghan Transport Network (US DoD project)
  • 2008-2009 - Traditional Communication Program Director ISAF – Afghanistan
  • 2004-2005 - Chief of staff to the Governor of Kandahar
  • 2004-2004 - Senior Manager, Afghan Election Commission in Kandahar
  • 2002-2003 - Communication Manager, Governor Office of Kandahar


Mr. Masood Ahmad Azizi received:

  • a bachelor's degree in Law from Arian University Afghanistan,
  • a governance and leadership diploma from Autonomy College Japan,
  • a master's degree in international relations from Warwick University, United Kingdom,
  • a certificate of security strategic studies from National Defense University of the United States, and is currently doing his PhD on natural resources with Exeter University, United Kingdom.

He speaks English, Pashto, Farsi and Hindi.

Mr. Masood Ahmad Azizi received awards from presidents of the of Afghanistan for his best achievements and performances:

  • 2018 Nov - Ghazi Meer Masjidi Khan medal (Presidential Hero medal) awarded by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for great reforms in the Ministry of Interior
  • 2018 Sep - Best Military Service medal awarded by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
  • 2016 - Resolute Support Gender Champion
  • 2012 - Chevening Scholar
  • 2010 - Ghazi Meer Masjidi Khan medal awarded by President Hamid Karzai