Meeting Between Ethiopian Govt, Tigray Commanders in Kenya

Representatives of the Ethiopian government and Tigrayan senior commanders are in Nairobi for a consultative meeting on the implementation of the the Ethiopia Permanent Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA) which was signed in Pretoria, South Africa on November 2, 2022.

During the three-day consultative meeting, the two sides are expected to discuss on the outcome document on the implementation of the disarmament process, finalisation and adoption of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the AU monitoring, verification and compliance mechanism, and the next steps in the implementation of the permanent CoHA, according to the programme schedule.

Leader of Tigray Regional State, Debretsion Gebremichael, said on December 18, 2022 that although his side has been implementing the Pretoria and Nairobi peace pact since it was signed, the Ethiopian government has been lagging behind.

The government earlier said humanitarian aid delivery and reconstruction activities in Tigray have gained momentum, following the Pretoria peace agreement.

The return to the battlefield in August halted desperately-needed aid into Tigray, a region of six million that lacks food, medicine and other life-saving essentials as well as basic services. Tigray has been under a communications blackout for over a year, and independent reporting from the region has been heavily curtailed.

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A damaged tank on the roadside in Ethiopia (file photo).

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