Afghan Biographies

Qarqeen, Noor Mohammed

Name Qarqeen, Noor Mohammed
Ethnic backgr. Turkmen
Date of birth 1953
Function/Grade Ex Ambassador
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Member of Uzbek department and Head of Turkish language in the Directorship of Editing and translation of Ministry of Education
Academic member of Afghanistan Science Academy in Institute of Language and Literature (head of Turkish language and literature)
Chairperson of Gas and Oil in Hairatan
Member of Jihadi Council in the Islamic government of Afghanistan at the first period
Member of Hal and Aqd Council
Member of Loya Jirga (national Assembly) in Rome
Member of Independent commission for convening of Emergency Loya Jirga
Member of Emergency Loya Jirga in 2002
Cabinet Member of in Constitution’s Loya Jirga
Minister of Education (20041223-20060302)
Minister Martyrs and Disabled / Social Affairs (2006-2009),
Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Kirgistan (20120220-20160930)

3. Biodata:
qarqeen_noorNoor Mohammad Qarqeen Noor Mohammad Karqin, son of Haji Mohammad Qul, was born in 1953 in Tepa, Khan Tapa village in  Qarqeen District of Jowzjan Province. After completing primary school in Qarqeen, he was admitted to Habibia High School in Kabul. He then was admitted to the Law Faculty of Kabul University in 1972, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree. In 1978, he began service in the Ministry of Education as a member of the Uzbek and Turkmen Department. He has also worked as the Director of Silo of Balkh and Director of Gas of Hairatan. After the Soviet invasion, he migrated to Pakistan and took part in Jihad against the Soviet Union. He also lived in India, Turkmenistan and Turkey. Qarqin returned to Afghanistan in December 2001. He was a member of Loya Jirgas and National Councils during different periods. In 2001, he was appointed as Minister of Labor and Social Affairs. He resigned from his post in September of 2004 to serve as the Director of the electoral campaign of Hamid Karzai. He then served as a Minister of Education. Later he became Minister of Work, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled and Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan.

After talks between Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbayev and Afghan Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Noor Muhammad Qarqin, it was agreed that Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan agreed to establish a business council. (20120220)

Qarqin finished his Ambassador posting to Kirgistan Sep 30, 2016.

Qarqin speaks the Turkish, Dari, Pashto and Uzbek and English language.

Last Modified 2016-11-29
Established 2009-10-09