NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The chief of Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region has been invited to peace talks in South Africa this weekend as portion of a pan-African work to close 1 of the world’s most missed wars, in accordance to a letter noticed by The Involved Press.
If Debretsion Gebremichael attends the proposed talks concerning the Tigray and Ethiopian sides, it will be the highest-stage effort nonetheless to finish the two-12 months war that has killed hundreds of people from conflict and hunger.
The letter from the chair of the African Union Fee states the AU-convened talks would be “aimed at laying the foundation for a structured and sustained mediation” involving the two sides toward a “durable resolution of the conflict.”
The spokesman for the Tigray forces, Getachew Reda, could not straight away be attained on Wednesday. The spokeswoman for Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed did not immediately reply to inquiries.
The letter states the talks would be facilitated by AU distinctive envoy and previous Nigerian President Olesegun Obasanjo with the help of previous Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and former South African Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
Cara Anna, The Involved Push