Ethiopia’s Tigray rebels are ‘ready’ for AU-led peace talks

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NAIROBI — Ethiopia’s Tigray rebels said Sunday they were ready to take part in peace talks led by the African Union (AU), removing an obstacle to potential negotiations with the government to end almost two years of brutal warfare.اضافة اعلان

The announcement came amid a flurry of international diplomacy after fighting flared last month for the first time in months, torpedoing a humanitarian truce in northern Ethiopia.

“The government of Tigray is prepared to participate in a robust peace process under the auspices of the AU,” said a statement by the authorities in the northernmost region of Tigray.

“Furthermore we are ready to abide by an immediate and mutually agreed cessation of hostilities in order to create a conducive atmosphere.”

The Ethiopian government has long insisted that any peace process must be brokered by the AU, which is headquartered in Addis Ababa.

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