0 0
Read Time:2 Minute, 4 Second

Summery

Foreign ministry spokesperson says Tigrayan forces should exit Amhara and Afar regions, stop attacks and recognize gov’t legitimacy.

The Ethiopian government has set out conditions for possible ceasefire talks with leaders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), following days of international diplomatic efforts aimed at halting intensifying hostilities.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government has been locked in a year-long war with fighters from the northern Tigray region who have pushed south in recent months and have not ruled out a possible march on the capital, Addis Ababa.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Dina Mufti told reporters on Thursday that one of the conditions for possible talks – which he stressed have not been agreed to – would be for the TPLF to withdraw from the Amhara and Afar regions bordering Tigray.

“In order for there to be a peaceful solution, they say it takes two to tango,” Dina said.

“There are conditions: First, stop your attacks. Secondly, leave the areas you have entered. Third, recognize the legitimacy of this government,” he said.

“By the way, don’t misunderstand, it’s not being said a decision has been made to enter into negotiations,” he added.

TPLF spokesman Getachew Reda has previously said that pulling out from Amhara and Afar before talks begin is “an absolute non-starter”. The Tigrayan forces said last week they had seized Kemise, 325km (200 miles) from Addis Ababa, but the government has accused their rivals of exaggerating their territorial gains and insists that the conflict “is not coming to the capital”.

The TPLF is demanding the end of what the United Nations describes as a de facto humanitarian blockade on Tigray, where hundreds of thousands of people are believed to be living in famine-like conditions.

No aid has gone into Tigray by road since October 18, and 364 trucks are stuck in the capital of Afar “pending authorisation from the authorities to proceed”, the UN said on Thursday in a weekly report on the humanitarian situation.

“It is estimated that 80 percent of essential medication is no longer available in Tigray while most health facilities are not functional due to damage and lack of supplies,” it said.

Tigray’s biggest hospital, Ayder Referral Hospital in the capital, Mekelle, has been forced to close its cancer treatment programme, “leaving some 500 patients without treatment”, it said.

Read more

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/11/ethiopia-government-outlines-terms-for-possible-tigray-ceasefire-talks

Happy
Happy
0 %
Sad
Sad
0 %
Excited
Excited
0 %
Sleepy
Sleepy
0 %
Angry
Angry
0 %
Surprise
Surprise
0 %

Average Rating

5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

4 thoughts on “Ethiopia gov’t outlines terms for possible Tigray ceasefire talks

  1. I must get across my admiration for your generosity giving support to persons who require help with the topic. Your personal commitment to getting the message all around appeared to be certainly significant and has usually permitted associates much like me to achieve their desired goals. Your own informative publication signifies a lot a person like me and additionally to my colleagues. Regards; from everyone of us.

  2. I have seen that now, more and more people are increasingly being attracted to digital cameras and the industry of digital photography. However, really being a photographer, you should first shell out so much time period deciding which model of digital camera to buy in addition to moving out of store to store just so you may buy the most economical camera of the trademark you have decided to settle on. But it isn’t going to end just there. You also have to take into account whether you can purchase a digital camera extended warranty. Thanks a lot for the good recommendations I gathered from your weblog.

  3. Hi there, simply become aware of your weblog through Google, and located that it is truly informative. I抦 gonna be careful for brussels. I will be grateful if you proceed this in future. A lot of people shall be benefited out of your writing. Cheers!

  4. great publish, very informative. I’m wondering why the opposite specialists of this sector don’t understand this. You must continue your writing. I am sure, you have a huge readers’ base already!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.