Pakistan, Afghanistan and US have agreed to form a group at UN to work for the removal of Taliban leaders names from a UN black list, Xinhuanet reported on Sunday.

The UN Security Council still has nearly 140 names of top Taliban leaders on its sanctions list. The Taliban negotiators in Qatar are demanding removal of their names to ensure the success of peace talks.

The three countries agree that the group will accelerate the process of Afghan reconciliation. The trilateral core group has also agreed to establish a sub-group on safe passage for Taliban and other Afghan groups renouncing violence.