The United States on Friday found backing from Russia and China to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.
A joint statement by the three countries called for Afghan-led peace process in a responsible withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan.
Points on the key formula for peace were outlined in a meeting in Moscow attended by Russian and Chinese representatives to feature an eventual agreement.
They also said that the Taliban have made a “commitment” to fight the extremist Islamic State group and sever ties to Al-Qaeda.
The statement said the Taliban pledged not to welcome foreign extremists and ensured the areas they control will not be used to threaten any other country.
The U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said, the U.S. and its allies have an emerging international consensus on the approach to end war in Afghanistan launched in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
The Taliban regime was established in early 90s after the break-up of the Soviet Union that lost some 14,000 soldiers during the invasion from 1979 to 1989.
The Taliban regime was accused of giving shelter to Al-Qaeda that claimed the Sept. 11 attacks.
Zalmay Khalilzad is set shortly to hold latest round of talks with the Taliban.
He called the consensus a “milestone” in efforts to end the war.
China has been stepping up its involvement in Afghanistan both militarily and economically.