Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024

Ethiopia: #IGAD chief appeals to gov’t, #OLA to uphold commitment to peace process; optimistic both parties will initiate new round of talks

IGAD chief appeals to gov’t, #OLA to uphold commitment to peace process; optimistic both parties will initiate new round of talks

The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, appealed “to all involved parties to uphold their commitment to the peace process in the best interest of the people of Ethiopia.”

Dr Workneh made the appeal in a statement issued after the news that the second round peace talks between the Ethiopian government and Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) ended Tuesday night without agreement.

IGAD played a key role in facilitating the peace talks that were taking place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Dr Workneh “acknowledges the vital role of dialogue and negotiation in addressing grievances and resolving conflicts, essential for achieving enduring peace in our region”, the statement said, adding that he is “optimistic that the two sides will initiate a new round of talks to address and resolve the remaining issues.

By Chala Dandessa

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