A Taliban delegation spoke with Russian special envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, in Moscow to discuss the recent developments on the Afghan peace process on Friday.
“The delegation is in Moscow. We have already met Z. Kabulov, special envoy for Afghanistan, to discuss with him the recent developments regarding the peace process in Afghanistan,” TASS news agency quoted Mohammad Sohail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban as saying.
Russia believes that talks between the US and Taliban should be resumed. During the talks in Moscow, the Taliban delegation said that it was ready to continue dialogue with Washington, a spokesman for the Russian foreign ministry told TASS.
This comes as the US President Donald Trump called off negotiations with the Taliban in which the two sides finalised an agreement in principle which would have paved the ground for a gradual withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan.
Last week, Trump took to Twitter and said, “I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations”.
Trump tweets come after the terror attack in Kabul last week that killed 12 people and left many injured.
Apart from that, Trump refused to take part in the peace settlement talks.
(With IANS inputs)