The two parties to the conflict in Ethiopia sign an agreement to start implementing the ceasefire
The Ethiopian government and Tigray forces signed an agreement on Saturday setting out the roadmap for implementing the peace deal reached by the two sides in South Africa this month.
Representatives of the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front have been meeting in Nairobi since Monday to reach an agreement on various aspects related to the implementation of the peace agreement signed in Pretoria.
Saturday’s announcement is expected to step up efforts by African Union mediators to end a two-year conflict that has killed thousands and displaced millions in the Horn of Africa country.
Mediators said it would facilitate unhindered humanitarian access, provide safety guarantees for aid teams and ensure the protection of civilians, in addition to forming a joint committee to oversee implementation.
Mediator Olusegun Obasanjo said at a press conference ahead of the signing that implementation would begin immediately.
Both sides said they committed themselves to the statement, stressing that it was the only way to restore peace and stability.
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