KABUL, Afghanistan – The Afghan government is announcing its full list of Cabinet nominees after months of delays and missed deadlines.
Abdul Salaam Rahimi, chief of staff for President Ashraf Ghani, read a list of 25 cabinet nominees Monday, as well as nominees for director of the Afghan intelligence service and governor of the central bank.
Salahuddin Rabbani, the former head of the country's high peace council, is nominated for foreign minister, Sher Mohammad Karimi, the military chief of staff, is nominated for defense minister and a former general Noor-ur-Haq Ulomi is nominated for interior minister.
Current intelligence chief Rahmatullah Nabil is nominated to retain the same position.
All cabinet nominees must now receive approval from the parliament.