ETHIOPIA, OROMO LIBERATION FRONT SIGN RECONCILIATION AGREEMENT

ASMARA-- The Government of Ethiopia and the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), which seeks self-determination for Ethiopia's Oromo people, have signed a Reconciliation Agreement in Asmara in another step forward in the path of national reconciliation mapped out by new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

The agreement was inked by the Chief Administrator of Oromia Regional State, Lemma Megersa, and OLF Chairman Dawd Ibsa. That it took place in Eritrean capital highlighted the progress achieved by Abiy since he ended a state of war with neighbouring Eritrea and recognized the country's borders.

Following fruitful deliberations on certain issues of mutual concern, both sides have reached the agreement, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs here Tuesday.

The agreement provides for the termination of hostilities and for the OLF to conduct political activities in Ethiopia through peaceful means. A joint committee will be established to implement the agreement, it was learned.

Meanwhile, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki met yesterday with Lemma Megersa and Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu at State House here.

The two sides exchanged views on the implementation of the Declaration of Peace and Friendship between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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