The Afghanistan government has appointed the Afghan Ambassador to the United States Hamdullah Mohib as the new National Security Adviser shortly after Mohammad Hanif Atmar announced his resignation.
The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said the National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar has presented his resignation to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani today.
The statement further added that President Ghai approved the resignation of Hanif Atmar and appointed the Afghan Ambassador to United States as the National security Adviser of Afghanistan.
Atmar announced his resignation earlier this evening, describing the existing political issues as the main motive behind his decision to step down.
In his resignation to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Atmar has said he is stepping down from his position due to the existing differences he has with the government leadership on political level as well the governmentís approach in maintain peace and stability in the country.
Atmar has previously served as the minister of interior, minister of education, and minister of rural rehabilitation and development.
He was considered as one of the key officials close to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani after the formation of the government of national unity.