Biography of Director General of DGRC

Amir Ramin presently serves as Director General for Regional Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan working on Afghan multilateral foreign policy issues in the region. Previously, he was an adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, with specific focus on regional cooperation. He is also a member of the Afghan negotiation team to the Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) and the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) for Afghan Peace and Reconciliation. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer for the High Peace Council and its youngest, presidentially appointed member. In this role, he worked closely with other High Peace Council members and senior government officials on policy matters in relation to the Afghan peace process. Ramin has served as Political Advisor to both the Chair of the High Peace Council and the European Union Head of Delegation and Special Representative for Afghanistan as well, dealing with issues pertaining to peace and security, governance, and rule of law.  He is a member of Afghanistan Analysis and Awareness (A3); a member of the Young Leaders Program (YLP) of the Pacific Forum, Center for Strategic and International Studies; a 2012-2013 Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) Fellow with the East-West Center; and a 2018 UNITAR Peace Making and Conflict Resolution Fellow. Ramin has represented the Afghan government in numerous forums, from high-level meetings and events to various Afghan and international media outlets. His writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, World Policy Blog, and McClatchy Newswire.  He holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the Global Master of Arts Program within the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.