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Karzai Names Afghan Central Bank Chief to End Five-Month Vacancy

December 06, 2011

Nov. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai will re-appoint a former central bank governor five months after the previous bank chief fled the country, his spokesman said.

Karzai has chosen Noorullah Delawari, who headed the central bank, called Da Afghanistan Bank, from 2004 to 2007, Karzai spokesman Hamid Elmi said by telephone in Kabul today. Delawari, who currently heads the government’s Afghanistan Investment Support Agency, said in an interview that he will seek parliamentary confirmation this week.

Afghan political news: TNI AFGHAN POL <GO> Afghan news on security: NSE AFGHAN SECURITY <GO> News on Afghanistan and NATO: TNI AFGHAN NATO <GO>

--Editor: Mark Williams

To contact the reporter on this story: Eltaf Najafizada in Kabul at enajafizada1@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Peter Hirschberg in Hong Kong at phirschberg@bloomberg.net.


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