The Taliban militants group in Afghanistan has confirmed that a delegation of the group has visited Tehran and met with the Iranian officials.

Taliban group spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement said the delegation has been sent to Tehran to hold talks regarding the situation of Afghanistan post the coalition forces withdrawal, maintainning peace and security in Afghanistan and the region.

The statement further added that the delegation of the group occassionally visits the regional countries to attract the political and moral support of the regional countries to end the occupation and bring peace in Afghanistan.

A spokesman of the foreign ministry of Iran, Bahram Qasemi had earlier confirmed that the talks were being held with the knowledge of Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani with an intention to set parameters for negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

“A Taliban delegation was in Tehran yesterday. They had comprehensive negotiations with the Iranian deputy foreign minister,” Bahram Qasemi was quoted as saying in a report by Reuters.

This comes as Ali Shamkhani, the Secretary of the National Security Council of Iran on Wednesday informed his Afghan counterpart that Tehran has been holding talks with the Taliban with the knowledge of the Afghan government.