H.E. Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim was born in 1957 Omarz. Before the founding of the current government, H.E. was an important figure in the formation of institutions that would come to pave the way for the rise of the democratic Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, having served in a crucial role in the Mujahideen movement.
H.E. V.P. Fahim has served the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a number of key posts. In 2002, H.E. was the Defense Minister of the Afghan Transitional Administration. From June 2002 to December 2004, H.E. V.P. Fahim served a previous term as Vice President. H.E. has served in his current post as the First Vice President since November 2009.
H.E. V.P. Fahim is the recipient of the Ahmad Shah Baba Medal.
He is fluent in Persian, Pashto and Arabic.