Commander-in-chief of the Tigray rebel forces says 65 percent of his forces "disengaged", a key provision of a ceasefire agreement signed early last month to end the two-year conflict.
Ethiopian government and Tigray rebels have agreed to cease hostilities, a surprise diplomatic breakthrough after nearly two years of war. Following are reactions to the agreement:
Representatives from the Ethiopian government and Tigray rebels sign a ceasefire agreement in South Africa, in a dramatic diplomatic breakthrough.
Ankara has been a key player in decreasing tensions by communicating with both the rebel leaders of the Tigray region and the federal government to start peace talks at a neutral venue.
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Peace talks between Ethiopia’s government and the Tigray rebels being organised by the African Union will commence in South Africa on October 24.
Addis Ababa says that controlling airports in the restive region would enable the government to expedite humanitarian aid to people in need.
Rebels in Tigray have welcomed the African Union statement calling for an immediate ceasefire and said they would respect an internationally backed truce.
Talks between Ethiopia's government and rival Tigray regional rebel forces would be the first formal negotiations between the two sides since war broke out in November 2020.
There was no immediate response from the Tigray rebels, although the group last month had said they were ready to participate in AU-mediated peace talks.
Major regional groups have called upon the new military leadership to ensure that the constitution is restored by July 2024.
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