New round of peace talks between Ethiopia, Tigray envoys to restart by July
As negotiations are nearing end of a second round of peace talks between Ethiopia and Tigraye representatives, it is becoming clear that the ongoing discussions are to restart by July.
The start of Ethiopia’s second round of the Ethiopian-Tigraye talks is on July 1, 2018 under the new government.
The negotiations are to be held by the President of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, with the Ambassador from Tigraye, Abiyar Mollesso, and the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In his speech at the opening of the first round of the talks in January, the President of Ethiopia said, “I am convinced that the Ethiopian-Tigraye talks will be successful.”
Ethiopian President Abiy Ahmed, left, and Ambassador Abiyar Mollesso, right. (Photo: Ethiopian News Agency/Landov)
He also said that the country would not abandon the talks and that the talks had begun between the “two peoples.” He assured Tigraye representatives that they would succeed in talks to end the decades-long Ethiopian-Tigraye conflict, and expressed his confidence in the negotiations.
Ethiopian President Abiy Ahmed on the first day of Ethiopia-Tigraye talks in Ethiopia in January said that the talks would not be easy but that they would continue until a solution is reached. (photo: Ethiopian News Agency/Landov)
Ethiopia’s new vice president, Tefera Kassa, was supposed to attend the second round of the Ethiopian-Tigraye talks last Wednesday.
“At the opening of the second round of the Ethiopian-Tigraye talks, the delegations agreed to hold the talks at the Ethiopian Embassy in New York on July 1, 2018. It was also agreed for the two sides to resume negotiations on the basis of the original agenda and objectives,” the statement said.
As the discussions are nearing end of a second round of peace talks between Ethiopia and