Ambassador Najibullah Alikhil was nominated and confirmed as the new Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Turkmenistan in October 2019. He has served as a career diplomat for 28 years at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan.
He was born in 1962. He has MA in International Relations, Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO).
Since March 2016, he was Director General of Security Cooperation and Border Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He served as the Afghan Ambassador to Hungary and non-resident Ambassador to Croatia, Romania and Bosnia-Herzegovina from 2012 to 2015.
From 2010 to 2012 he was Director General of the Second Political Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Middle East and Africa, Iran and Turkey.
Within 2004-2008, he served as the First Secretary for Political Affairs of the Embassy and Permanent mission of Afghanistan in Vienna, Deputy Head of Mission to OSCE, delegate to UNODC, IAEA, and CTBTO.
Ambassador Najibullah Alikhil served as Director General of Economic Cooperation Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Before that, he was Director General of the First Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for South, East and South-East Asia from 1994 to 1996.
He is fluent in Dari, Pashto, English and Russian.