The AU, in its call, announced all the parties that will lead the talks, as well as the date and the place where they will take place, the statement explains, although it does not reveal more details.
According to the text, ‘the continental organization’s call is consistent with the previous positions of the Ethiopian government’.
It also points out that the process ‘should take place only under the auspices of the African body and without conditions of any kind’.
The government remains committed to taking all possible steps to resolve the conflict in a manner that ensures lasting peace and the territorial integrity of the country, the statement said.
It adds that the federal authorities have taken steps to resolve the armed confrontation initiated in November 2020 with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and ‘will continue to do so in the future’, despite the belligerent attitude of this regional organization.
So far, no reference to the invitation appears on the official website of the African Union, an organization based in this capital.