Taliban have reportedly signaled interest to participate in an international meeting on Afghanistan peace that Moscow expects to host next month.
Representative from 12 countries, including the United States, are expected to attend the meeting due for April 14.
Taliban officials said that if invited, the group might participate in the meeting.
“Our response would be positive if we get a formal invitation,” two Taliban officials were quoted as saying by Pakistani paper Express Tribune.
The upcoming meeting will follow a series of meetings Moscow hosted on Afghanistan originally including only Pakistan and China.
The meetings were happening amid allegations that Russia supports Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan.
However, Moscow has denied the accusations saying its contacts with the Taliban are only to facilitate process.
Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar recently met with Russian officials in Moscow, where Russia confirmed that is committed to facilitation of peace in the region.
Following the meeting, Atmar said that Russian officials “assured me that Russia is Afghanistan’s close friend and will further support efforts of Afghanistan’s legitimate government,” according to Sputnik news agency.