Afghan Biographies

1st intra afghan Dialog on Afghanistan Moscow 05./06.Feb. 20

Name 1st intra afghan Dialog on Afghanistan Moscow 05./06.Feb. 20
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
Function/Grade Participants and final Declaration
History and Biodata

Participants as of 20190204:


Former president Hamid Karzai, former vice president Mohammad Yunus Qanuni, former Balkh governor and Jamiat-e-Islami member Atta Mohammad Noor, Jamiat-e-Islami member Mohammad Ismail Khan, second deputy chief executive and Wahday party member Mohammad Mohaqiq, head of National Islamic Front of Afghanistan Sayed Hamid Gailani, former member of Taliban Abdul Salam Zaeef and Zabihullah Mujaddedi, son of former president Sebghatullah Mujaddedi are Afghan politicians who will reportedly attend the meeting.

President Ashraf Ghani’s former special envoy for reforms and member of Jamiat-e-Islami party, Ahmad Zia Massoud, has also been invited to attend the talks.

Sources close to the Taliban said a delegation from the group led by Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, former head of Taliban’s Qatar office, will also attend the Moscow talks and also Taliban’s Qatar office Mohammad Suhail Shaheen and some others from Qatar will be members of the delegation. Taliban have said that its delegates of ten officials led by Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzaiwill attend the Moscow Conference on Afghanistan on the 5th and 6th February.(20190204)

The Afghan government has not been invited to attend the talks in order to pave the ground for Taliban participation at the event as a senior Russian government official put it last week - as quoted by Reuters.

Afghanistan High Peace Council is not officially invited to Moscow meeting and no one is attending on behalf of the High Peace Council,” the HPC spokesman Sayed Ehsan Taheri said.

More Names of participants on different lists:

Ismael Khan, Bad Shah Khan Zadran, Sheer Mohammad Akhundzada, Hawa Alam Nuristani, Mudar Ali Karimi, Haji Din Mohammad, Shahzada Massound, Qalamddin, Dr. Mushahid, Zalmai Hewadmal, Hakim Mujahid, Dawood Ali Najafi, Abdul Karim Khurram, Maulvi Abdul Salam Zaeef, Eng. Yousaf Pashtun, Abdul Jabbar Taqwa, Zarar Ahmad Usmani, Rangin Dadfar Spanta and Dr. Zalmai Rassoul.

Qazi Gul Rahman, Wahidullah Shahrani, Syed Ta, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, Syed Fazlullah Wahid, Maulvi Abdul Salam Abid, Qutbuddin Hilal, Arshad Ahmadi, Mahboob Rahman Dawoodzai, Ahmadullah Alizai, Mohammad Muzamil, Aziz Hilal, Raihana Azad, Fozia Kofi, Wakeel Ahmad Mutawakil, Shoaib Wakeel Ahmad, Syed Rahman Haqqani, Nazar Mohammad Dadmand and Wahid Muzhda will also be in attendance.

Presidential candidate Mohammad Hanif Atmar said he was joining the delegation for participation in the Moscow meeting.

Ghani Haqmal, deputy spokesman for Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), said a team of the party would take part in the talks in the Russian capital.

But another source, speaking anonymity, said Gulbadin Hekmatyar’s son Habibur Rahman and Dr. Ghairat Bahir would represent HIA.

A delegation led by Pir Hamid Gilani from the Mahaz party and son of Sibghatullah Mujadidi, Dr. Najibullah, will also join the Moscow meeting.

Atta Mohammad Noor, executive head of the Jamiat-i-Islami party, wrote on his Facebook account he would take part in the Moscow meeting. Former deputy executive officer Mohammad Mohaqiq also confirmed he had been invited.

A published list of 38 politicians accompanying Karzai (who is the main proponent of an interim government) includes Ghani’s presidential elections rival Zalmay Rassul; former ministers like Ismail Khan (also a leader of Jamiat-e Islami), Omar Zakhilwal, Yusuf Pashtun, Rangin Dadfar Spanta and Karim Khorram; several former Taleban (Salam Zaif, Wakil Ahmad Mutawakkel, Hakim Mujahed, Mawlawi Qalamuddin and Wahid Muzhda, also an analyst) and Hezb-e Islami members (Hekmatyar’s former deputy Qutbuddin Helal); former head of the Independent Electoral Commission Daud Najafi; and two women parliamentarians, Raihana Azad (current) and Fauzia Kufi (former). Presidential candidate Hanif Atmar and former Balkh governor and Jamiat Chief Executive Atta Muhammad Noor. According to the latter media report, Hezb-e Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar; Muhammad Mohaqeq who had just been sacked by Ghani as deputy Chief Executive; Ismaili leader Sayed Mansur Naderi; Kabul think tank head Hekmat Karzai; and former communist defence minister Shahnawaz Tanai who had unsuccessfully launched a military coup against then president Najibullah in 1990 in cooperation with Hekmatyar have also been invited. Mohaqeq said he or his deputy would attend; Hezb-e Islami also confirmed they would send a delegation, possibly led by Hekmatyar’ son Habib ur-Rahman, as well did Mahaz led by Pir Hamed Gailani and Jabha-ye Nejat led by Sebghatullah Mojaddedi. The Jombesh party, led by Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum, announced on 5 February, that their deputy leader Mawlawi Abdullah Qarluq will attend the Moscow meeting.

Final Declaration:

The declaration read as follows: 

• All parties in this conference have agreed that a dignified and lasting peace is the aspiration of all the people of Afghanistan and this principle has been achieved in Moscow.

• All parties agreed that in view of the current sensitive situation, the intra-Afghan dialogue must continue on regular basis.

• All parties agreed to support the ongoing talks in Qatar and consider these talks a positive step towards ending the imposed war on Afghanistan.

• All parties have agreed that systematic reforms be put in place in all national institutions including the security sector after a peace deal is signed

• All parties agreed that the cooperation of regional countries and major countries are essential to determine lasting and nationwide peace in Afghanistan

• All parties agreed that the values such as respect for the principles of Islam in all parts of the system, the principle that Afghanistan is a common home to all Afghans, support to a powerful centralize government with all Afghan ethnicities having a role it it, protecting national sovereignty and promoting social justice, to keep Afghanistan neutral in all regional and international conflicts, protecting Afghanistan’s national and religious values and undertaking a unified and single policy.

• All parties agreed that to determine lasting peace in Afghanistan, the following points are important : the complete withdrawal of foreign forces from the country, asking all countries to avoid interfering in Afghanistan’s internal affairs, providing assurance to the international community that Afghanistan will not be used against any other nation, protection of social, economic, political and educational rights of the Afghan women in line with Islamic principles, protection of political and social rights of the entire people of Afghanistan and protection of freedom of speech in line with Islamic principles, undertaking efforts for attracting international assistance for the reconstruction of Afghanistan’s infrastructure. 

• All parties agreed that in order to create the atmosphere of trust and promote peace, in the first step, it is important that these items are taken into consideration, tackling the issue of all those inmates who are old, or suffering uncurable diseases or have completed their prison sentences and the removal of leaders of the Taliban from the UN blacklist, opening of an official political office in Qatar for acceleration of peace talks.

• All parties agreed that the next intra-Afghan meeting to be held in Doha, Qatar as soon as possible. Agreement was also made to work further on some other important issues related to the peace process in Afghanistan.(20190206)


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