Haneef Atmar to participate in Moscow summit

Kabul: Afghanistan’s former National Security Adviser and presidential runner for July 20 elections Mohammad Haneef Atmar has confirmed that he is participating in Moscow summit together with a number of other political leaders. In a statement posted via his official Twitter account, Atmar has said that he considers the summit an important step towards the revival of inclusive and intra-Afghan negotiations. Atmar has also vowed that he will defend the joint achievements and legacies of the nation in the summit which include constitutional values, Islamic Republic system, and safety of institutions. He also added that he will emphasize on an inclusive intra-Afghan peace negotiations to include the Afghan government as well. In other parts of his statement Atmar urged the government not view the peace process from the perspective of the government only and to respect the role of political sect and the nation in reconciliation efforts. The Moscow Summit will be organized on 5th and 6th of February in the capital city of Russia. Some prominent political and religious leaders including Hamid Karzai, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Syed Mansoor Naderi, Mohammad Mohaqiq, Ata Mohammad Noor, Hekmat Karzai, Ismail Khan, Shahnawaz Tanai, ex-Taliban ambassador to Pakistan Abdul Salam Zaeef will also participate in the summit.