ADDIS ABABA – Senior Commanders of Ethiopian federal army and TPLF concluded their meeting with agreement on the declaration of executive plan of the Pretoria peace agreement on Friday.
The meeting of the Senior Commanders concluded their meeting following the signing of the Permanent Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA) between the Government of the Federal of Ethiopia, and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) on 2 November 2022.
“Declaration of Executive plan of the Pretoria peace agreement has just been signed. Again African Solutions for African problems has been upheld,” declared Redwan Hussain, national security advisor to the PM Office of Ethiopia, late on Friday.
in a statement, the broker of the Pretoria peace agreement, African Union said the two parties “have agreed to facilitate unhindered humanitarian access to all in need of assistance in Tigray and neighboring regions, facilitate the unhindered movement of humanitarian aid workers, provide security guarantees for humanitarian aid workers and organizations as well as protection of civilians consistent with the provisions of the Agreement.”
The two sides also agreed to the establishment of a Joint Committee to elaborate on the modalities for the implementation of a comprehensive Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) program.
After the agreement, the AU Commission applauded “the Parties on these significant confidence-building measures”.
The AUC encourages both to continue towards the full implementation of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement, as part of overall efforts to end the conflict and restore peace, security and stability in Ethiopia.
The 4-day Senior Commanders’ Meeting was facilitated by the AU High Representative for the Horn of Africa and former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, together with AU High-Level Panel Members, former President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, former Deputy President of South Africa and Member of the AU Panel of the Wise.
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