Russia, the United States, China and Pakistan in a joint statement called on the Afghan government and the "Taliban" to ensure that Afghan territory is not used as a platform for launching terrorist attacks.
The four states "call on Afghans, including the government and the Taliban, to ensure that international terrorists do not use Afghan territory to threaten the security of any other country," the State Department said in a final statement released by the State Department on Monday.
The final statement stressed that a peaceful solution to the Afghan issue can be formulated only through negotiations, and requires a reduction in the level of violence.
The document also called on the Afghan government and the "Taliban" to release a number of prisoners to launch the Afghan-Afghan negotiations.
The four countries also welcomed Beijing's hosting of the next round of negotiations between Kabul and the Taliban.