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|5th First Vice President of Afghanistan|
19 February 2020
|Preceded by||Abdul Rashid Dostum|
|Minister of Interior Affairs|
23 December 2018 – 19 January 2019
|Preceded by||Wais Barmak|
|Succeeded by||Masoud Andarabi|
|Director of National Directorate of Security|
February 2004 – June 2010
|Born||15 October 1972
Panjshir Province, Afghanistan
Fmr Intelligence Chief
|Awards||Cleary University (honorary Doctorate Degree in Political Science)|
Amrullah Saleh (Dari/Pashto: امرالله صالح; born 15 October 1972) is an Afghan politician who is serving as the 1st Vice President of Afghanistan. He served as the Minister of Interior Affairs of Afghanistan until January 19, 2019, and as head of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) from 2004 until his resignation in 2010.
Prior to heading the Afghan intelligence, he was a member of Ahmad Shah Massoud's Northern Alliance. In 1997, Saleh was appointed by Massoud to serve as Northern Alliance's liaison office inside the Afghan Embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, handling contacts to international non-governmental (humanitarian) organizations and intelligence agencies. After resigning from the NDS in 2010, Saleh created a pro-democracy and anti-Taliban movement called Basej-e Milli (National Mobilization) and Green Trend.
In March 2017, he was appointed as State Minister for Security Reforms by President Ashraf Ghani. In December 2018, he was appointed as the Interior Minister by Ghani. He resigned as the Interior Minister on January 19, 2019 to join Ashraf Ghani's election team.
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