Ambassador Saikal presents credentials to UN chief
Saikal is a senior Afghan diplomat and international development specialist with over two decades of experience with governments, international organisations, private sector and civil society.
Saikal has served as special representative and senior advisor to the chief executive officer (2014-2015), deputy minister of foreign affairs (2005-2006) and ambassador to Australia and New Zealand (2002-2005).
He was involved in the promotion of regional cooperation, resulting in Afghanistan’s membership of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) and strengthening Afghanistan’s membership in Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).
Saikal has a Master’s degree in International Development from Deakin University of Melbourne, as well as two bachelor degrees from the University of Sydney and the University of Canberra.
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