Karim Khalili

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Abdul Karim Khalili
Second Vice President of Afghanistan
In office
7 December 2004 – 29 September 2014
PresidentHamid Karzai
Preceded byAhmed Shakar Karkar
Succeeded bySarwar Danish
Personal details
NationalityAfghanistani
Political partyHezbe Wahdat
EthnicityHazara

Abdul Karim Khalili (born 1950) is a former Vice President of Afghanistan. He was in office from 2004 to 2014, under Hamid Karzai.[1] Khalili was first Vice President in 2002. He was elected as running mate of Hamid Karzai in 2004. Since 1989 he has been one of the main leaders of the Hezbe Wahdat political party of Hazara people.[2]

Khalili was born in Wardak Province and attended a religious school. He participated actively in the Afghan resistance during Soviet Invasion. He also served as Minister of Finance of Afghanistan during the Mujahideen government in the early 1990s.

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