A week after reports in regards to the visit of top officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and members of the so-called National Resistance Forces (NRF) to Russia denied by both parties, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has said that they are ready to host talks between the Taliban and their dissidents.

Press and information in charge of the Foreign Ministry of Russia Alexy Ziatsf in a weekly press conference said that they are ready to host negotiations between the Taliban and other factions in Afghanistan.

Earlier, there were rumors that the IEA’s Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and acting Defense Minister Mullah Muhammad Yaqoob Mujahid will meet with the head of the NRF Ahmad Masoud and leader of the Jamiat-e-Islami party Salahudin Rabbani in Russia.

The rumors were denied by both parties later on.

After the Taliban takeover on August 15 last year, the parties have met only once in the Iranian capital Tehran.

In the talks, acting FM of the IEA Amir Khan Motaqi meet with Ahmad Masoud, the prior had praised the talks as successful.