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Thursday, 27 December, 2001, 15:12 GMT
Afghanistan's interim cabinet
Afghanistan's 30-member interim cabinet, agreed by four Afghan factions after talks in Bonn has now been finalised.

The cabinet is drawn from representatives of the Northern Alliance, the Rome group loyal to former king Zahir Shah, and the smaller Cyprus and Peshawar exile groups.

Chairman: Hamid Karzai (Pashtun)

Vice chairs:

Women's Affairs: Sima Samar (Rome group, Hazara)

Defence: Mohammad Fahim (Northern Alliance, Tajik)

Deputy defence:General Abdul Rashid Dostum (Northern Alliance, Uzbek)

General Mohammad Fahim
General Fahim will be defence minister
Planning: Haji Mohammad Mohaqqeq (Northern Alliance, Hazara)

Water and Electricity: Shaker Kargar (Northern Alliance, Uzbek)

Finance: Hedayat Amin Arsala (Rome group, Pashtun)


Foreign Affairs: Dr Abdullah Abdullah (Northern Alliance, Tajik)

Interior: Younis Qanooni (Northern Alliance, Tajik)

Commerce: Seyyed Mustafa Kazemi (Northern Alliance)

Sima Samar
Sima Samar: one of two women in the cabinet
Mines and Industries: Mohammed Alem Razm (Uzbek)

Small Industries: Aref Noorzai (Northern Alliance)

Information and Culture: Rahin Makhdoom (Rome group)

Communication: Abdul Rahim(Northern Alliance)

Labour and Social Affairs: Mir Wais Sadeq (Northern Alliance)

Hajj (Pilgrimage): Maulawi Balkhi

Martyrs and Disabled: Abdullah Wardak (Northern Alliance)

Education: Abdul Salam Azimi (Rome group)

Higher Education: Dr Sharif Faez (Northern Alliance)

Public Health: Suhaila Seddiqi (Independent)

Abdullah Abdullah
Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah
Public Works: Juma Mohammad Mohammadi (Rome group)

Rural Development: Abdul Malik Anwar (Northern Alliance)

Urban Development: Haji Abdul Qadir (Northern Alliance)

Reconstruction: Sardar Mohammad Roshan (Rome group)

Transport: Ishaq Shahryar (Peshawar group)

Return of Refugees: Enayatullah Nazeri (Northern Alliance)

Agriculture: Seyyed Hussein Anwari (Northern Alliance, Uzbek)

Irrigation: Haji Mangal Hussein (Pashtun, Peshawar group)

Justice: Abdul Rahmi Karimi (Northern Alliance)

Air Transport and Tourism: Rahim Wardak (Rome group)

Department of Border Affairs: Amanullah Dzadran (Rome group)

See also:

04 Dec 01 | South Asia
Afghan women want their voices heard
30 Nov 01 | South Asia
Leading Pashtun quits Afghan talks
25 Nov 01 | South Asia
Rabbani 'still Afghan president'
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