In a letter dated 1 October 2022, African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat invited leaders of the Tigray region and the federal government to talks on Sunday 8 October 2022 in South Africa.
Redwan Hussein, the national security advisor of the prime minister, wrote on Twitter that the government “has accepted this invitation, which is in line with our principled position regarding the peaceful resolution of the conflict and the need to have talks without preconditions”.
The AU has issued an invitation for peace talks. The GoE has accepted this invitation which is inline with our principled position regarding the peaceful resolution of the conflict and the need to have talks without preconditions.— Redwan Hussien (@RedwanHussien) October 5, 2022
In a separate statement, the federal government said it “remains committed to adopting all possible measures to resolve the conflict in a manner that ensures lasting peace”.
The Tigray rebel forces fighting the government have yet to respond to the AU’s invitation. Last month, they issued a statement saying they were ready to abide by an immediate truce and enter talks mediated by the AU, despite having
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