Khalid Noor, 25 years old, is the youngest member of the Afghan Negotiating Team. Born in the northern Afghan province of Balkh, he went to Afghan-Turk High School in Mazar-e Sharif. Later, he was enrolled in the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sand Hurst to gain military skills and knowledge and was awarded with the military rank “Second Lieutenant.” After a successful completion, he moved to the United States to pursue his bachelors in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.
Activities as the youngest member of Afghan peace negotiating team
After honing his skills and broadening his expertise, Mr. Noor sought to implement this knowledge for the service and betterment of his country. Mr. Noor has actively participated in various “Peace Talks” initiated lately in Moscow, Pakistan, and Qatar, before becoming a member of the peace negotiating team. Being a youth icon, he attended the annual UN Youth Assembly in the United States to represent the Afghan youth. He has been privy and observer to many deliberations about the Afghan polity, peace, and stability. With his vigorous efforts, Mr. Noor has established an efficacious arrangement for the exchange of ideas, especially with the Afghan youth. He asserts the biggest strength of his country lies in the young demography, as Afghanistan is among one of the youngest countries in the world. Mr. Khalid Noor relentlessly garners consentient opinions by reaching out to different walks of society to hear and represent different and diverse voices, making him a leading young actor striving to make the upcoming peace deal with the Taliban, a success. His biggest quest is to achieve a dignified and enduring peace, which incubates the supremacy of the constitution, preservation of the gains made over the last 19 years and finally leading to a free, just, and equitable society.
He has written Op-Eds for the international mainstream medias like the BBC and has attended numerous hard-talks, news and TV shows alongside other senior officials. He uses these platforms to reach out to his constituency.