Born in Kabul, Afghanistan.
November 5th, 1950
Khalili is the son of the famous Dari language and Afghan poet laureate, Ustad Khalilullah Khalili.
Studied BA and MA in Political Science in New Delhi University at Kirorimal University, India.
In the war against the Soviets from 1980 to 1990, he was the political head of the Jamiat-i-Islami Party of Afghanistan and close advisor to Commander Ahmad Shah Masood.
In the internal conflict that followed, he chose to be the Special Envoy in Pakistan to President Burhannudin Rabbani. Deported from the same country for his high rank in the Northern Alliance, he went to New Delhi in 1996 as the Ambassador of the Afghanistan (Anti-Taliban) where he stayed for many years. He was non-resident Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Nepal at the same time.
On September 9th, 2001, Ambassador Khalili was sitting next to the hero of Afghanistan, Commander Massoud, when two men posing as journlists set off a bomb placed in their camera. Commander Massoud was assasinated and Ambassador Khalili survived. Two days later, Al Qaeda Attacked America.
After his recovery, he was made the Ambassador of Afghanistan to Turkey and he is currently the first Afghan Ambassador to Spain.
Ambassador Khalili has spoken in dozens of conferences around the world, one of which was the National Prayer Breakfast in America where he spoke twice and recieved standing ovation each time. He is especially proud of speaking in many schools and universities around the world.
Head of Jamiati Islami Party
1980 - 1991
Afghan Special representative to Pakistan 1993 - 1995
Afghan Ambassador to India and Sri Lanka 1996 - 2004
Afghan Ambassador to Turkey
2004 - 2010
Afghan Ambassador to Spain
2010 - Present