MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is prepared to be a guarantor of any peace deal for Afghanistan agreed between the usa and the Taliban, the Russian foreign ministry stated on Wednesday.

earlier, the Taliban stated it turned into near an settlement with U.S. Officials on a deal that could see U.S. Forces withdraw from Afghanistan in trade for a promise via the militant organization that the u . S . A . Would not emerge as a haven for worldwide terrorism.

"The Russian facet is prepared to be the 1/3 birthday party on the signing or a guarantor of how the deal among america and the Taliban motion is applied," the TASS news organization quoted ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying.

Negotiations over how to end the 18-year struggle in Afghanistan had been held in Doha, capital of Qatar, considering late last year. The 9th round of talks started out closing week.

some 14,000 U.S. Troops stay in Afghanistan, training and advising Afghan forces and accomplishing counter-insurgency operations. NATO also has a venture inside the country totalling 17,000 to provide guide to the Afghan forces.

Russia, which as the Soviet Union waged a 10-year struggle in Afghanistan for the duration of the Nineteen Eighties, has actively supported efforts to attain a peace agreement within the country.