Ethiopian government and Tigrayan army moving towards talks

He added that the committee is “studying the pre-conditions and how the talks will go,” he said.

The committee will be headed by his deputy prime minister, Demeke Mekonnen, and is expected to submit a report outlining the details to Abiy within 10 to 15 days.

“We are committed to peace be it the TPLF (Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front) or any other organization that wants peace,” he said.

On Tuesday night, TPLF President Debreshan Gebremichael said his group is “ready to hold talks for peace in line with fundamental principles for human rights, democracy and accountability,” in an open letter posted on Twitter.

“We will participate in a credible, fair and principled peace process,” the letter said. The group says any peace talks should take place in Nairobi, Kenya, with mediation led by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“Our position remains that the peace process requires the participation of a number of international partners, led by the Government of Kenya. Those partners are the United States, the European Union, the United Arab Emirates, the United Nations and the United Nations. African Union, Debrasion wrote.

Abiy said that once the federal committee would submit the report and the Tigreyan forces had placed their preconditions, an announcement would be made regarding peace talks between the two.

The development is an important step towards peace talks between the two forces, which have been locked in a conflict for more than a year and a half that has killed thousands, left hundreds of thousands in famine-like conditions in the Tigre and a world record. has made. According to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, displacement in the same year in 2021.