Afghanistan's intelligence agency, National Directorate of Security, on Wednesday named mixed martial arts fighter Ahmad Wali Hotak as its honorary ambassador.
At a ceremony in Kabul to formalize the appointment, Haseeb Sediqi, a spokesman for NDS, said that the move was aimed at facilitating coordination and intimacy between the athletes and the country’s security forces.
Earlier in 2015, another Afghan MMA fighter Baz Mohammad Mubariz was appointed as the honorary ambassador of police.
Seddiqi said that soon there will be an announcement of an athlete as the honorary ambassador of army.
Hotak’s first fight abroad was in 2008 in Iran as part of a competition that drew fighters from 48 countries.
He has won all 19 fights since then.
“I accept no defeat because I am the representative of lions (NDS forces) of this country,” Hotak said during the event.