Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in the sideline of joint summit with Afghan political figures said: Taliban is seeking peace.

MojNews-Senior Taliban officials including the group’s top political advisor met with Afghan political figures in Moscow on Tuesday, saying they were committed to peace in Afghanistan . The statement comes as US-led talks appear to have stalled.

Taliban co-founder and political leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar said the Insurgents want an end to 18 years of conflict – but would only sign a deal after foreign forces quit Afghanistan.

The Taliban are “really committed to peace, but think the obstacle for peace should be removed first,” Baradar said in a rare televised appearance at the start of the two-day meeting marking 100 years of diplomatic ties between Russia and Afghanistan. “The obstacle is the occupation of Afghanistan, and that should end,” Baradar said.