While the government has yet to negotiate with the TPLF, Abiy’s office remarked on Twitter on Tuesday that “this does not rule out the prospect of discussions.”
Abiy’s remarks came just days after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said progress had been made in attempts to end the Tigray conflict that has killed thousands of people, and displaced millions.
The Tigray People’s Liberation Front is a left-wing ethnic nationalist paramilitary group, banned political party, former ruling party of Ethiopia, and designated as a terrorist organisation by the Ethiopian government.
Africa Affairs Analyst David Masanga told News Central that the negotiation should have begun much earlier before the war started.
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