Addis Ababa, August 6, 2022(Walta) – The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) welcomed the briefing of the African Union’s High Representative Olusegun Obasanjo on recent developments in Ethiopia, his efforts, and the gains made toward a negotiated peace.
In a Twitter message, the Council disclosed that Obasanjo briefed the AUPSC on the current situation in Ethiopia it welcomed the briefing.
It was also stated that the Council reiterated full support for Obasanjo’s peace efforts in Ethiopia and called on AU and partners to extend all necessary support to the High Representative.
It is noted that Ethiopia showed its readiness for peace talks under the auspices of the African Union. And, Ethiopia’s decision has got acceptance locally and internationally.
However, the terrorist TPLF group rejected the appointment of Obasanjo as a mediator and doubted the neutrality of the African Union. And, the group insisted that any peace talks should be held under the auspices of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.
It is also to be recalled that the federal government of Ethiopia formed a seven-member negotiation committee headed by the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Demeke Mekonnen to lead peace talks with the TPLF.