Russia will host Wednesday Taliban envoys for multinational talks on the security and political situation in Afghanistan.

Iran PressEurope: Taliban leadership will attend the meeting to present its point of view, spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement Tuesday. 

Since the takeover of Afghanistan two months ago, Taliban leaders have visited a handful of countries in an effort to secure international recognition.

The Moscow talks, in various configurations, aim to be far broader, with participants expected to include China, Pakistan, India, and Iran. The United States, though invited, is not attending.

In talks involving representatives of Russia, China, and Pakistan on Tuesday, the countries “expressed joint interest in providing urgent humanitarian and economic assistance” for Afghanistan, according to a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry.