The Ethiopian National security adviser Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s and lead negotiator, Redwan Hussien hinted that the Nairobi meetings would ensure “Safety and expedites humanitarian flow to areas hitherto inaccessible.”
Ethiopia government and Tigray regional forces have agreed to cease fire after mediators from the African Union (AU) diplomatic intervention in a war that has witnessed wanton killings and displacement of millions in the horn of Africa. The mediators include AU chief mediator Olusegun Obansanjo former president of Nigeria, former Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, who said he hoped the parties would work together to create a permanent resolution to the conflict.
In his words “We started in Pretoria, we are inching our way closer. We are now in Nairobi, we are very hopeful next time we will be in Mekelle for our next meeting and ultimately celebrate together in Addis Ababa”.
The ceasefire is expected to reduce tensions and free access to humanitarian services into areas where they are most needed.
The climax of the peace talks between the Waring parties is the exchange of hotline. The hotline will
discourse all eruption of gun battle and harmonize
withdrawal of troops.
Members of the African Union led panel has been mandated with the monitoring, verification and compliance of the truce, meanwhile the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) through their spokesman Getachew Reda have promised to lay down it arms within 30 days. Concerns have been raised on the sincerity of the truce, due to unresolved political and territorial conflicts.Follow us on social media