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Afghan President Ghani meets Senate leaders of Congress
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani (3rd,L) joins a photo opportunity with Senate leaders (L-R) Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) along with Afghan Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah, March 25, 2015, in Washington, DC. Ghani is on a multi-day visit to Washington and has received assurances from President Obama to halt the withdrawal of U.S. troops to provide more time for training Afghan forces. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
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Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is the Chairman of the Institute of State Effectiveness, an organization set up in January 2005 to promote the ability of states to serve their citizens. As Afghanistan's finance minister between July 2002 and December 2004, he set the path for Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery after the collapse of the Taliban.

Commonly he is shortly referred to as Ashraf Ghani, since there is also another Afghan politician named Mohammad Sarwar Ahmadzai, who was also a candidate in the Afghan presidential election, 2009.

Dr. Ghani is also a member of the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, an independent initiative hosted by the UNDP. In the 2009 presidential elections, he was ranked third in the polls, behind the president Hamid Karzai and his main contender Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.

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