H.E. Khojesta Fana Ebrahimhkel
Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Republic of Austria and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International and Regional Organizations in Vienna
Ambassador Ebrahimkhel started her diplomatic career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2006, first as Deputy Chief of Staff, then as Chief of Staff and Advisor to the She later served as Counsellor at the Afghan Embassy in Washington, D.C., where she also acted as Chargé d’Affaires a.i., as well as Director-General of the Office of Human Rights and Women’s International Affairs.
Ambassador Ebrahimkhel is founder of the Afghan Women Diplomats’ Association.
Prior to her diplomatic career, Ambassador Ebrahimkhel worked as an attorney in the office of the Attorney-General in Kabul, as a crime investigator in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul, and – later, in Germany – campaigned as a social activist for Afghan refugees and for women’s rights, actively participated in the German-Afghan Association, the German Lawyers’ Association, and Germany’s International Women’s Club, while acting as a lecturer and panelist, and published articles on women’s rights
Ambassador Ebrahimkhel holds a bachelor degree in Political Science, with a specialization in Law and Diplomacy, from Kabul University, Afghanistan and studied German, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics at Karlsruhe University, Germany, from where she also obtained a Certificate in Social Further training includes diplomacy courses and management seminars in Malaysia and the United States.
Ambassador Ebrahimkhel speaks Dari, Pashto, German.