Peace is priority for Afghan government, says Atmar


KABUL:  Acting foreign minister of foreign affairs, Mohammad Haneef Atmar presented his proposal to the Wolesi Jirga on Monday and stressed that “ending the war and bringing peace and stability in the country is a top priority for Afghanistan’s foreign policy.”

Peaceful Afghanistan will help the stability in the region and the world, Atmar said adding that the country will have to struggle with terrorism even after peace is made with the Taliban.

Regional and global cooperation is key to a successful Afghan peace process and for countering extremism in the region, he told lawmakers at the Afghan parliament while on his quest to seek confidence votes as the minister.   

Economic growth and developments depend on regional and cross-regional collaboration, mainly in transit and trade connectivity, Atmar insisted.

He said that the international community’s cooperation with Afghanistan become more active and efficient. “We will not let anyone undermine our national sovereignty,” he concluded.