The former Finance Minister and Chancellor of Kabul University, Ashraf Ghani, assumed the office of President of Afghanistan on 29 September 2014 and after months of uncertainty following elections in 2019, he was sworn in as President for a second five-year term on 9 March 2020. Previously, he had worked at the World Bank from 1991 to 2001. After the September 11 attacks, he engaged intensively with the media, appearing regularly on News Hour, BBC, CNN and US-based National Public Radio.
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