Tigrayan forces accept immediate ceasefire and AU-led peace talks with Ethiopia govt

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(CNN)Forces successful Ethiopia's Tigray portion said they are acceptable to observe an contiguous ceasefire and judge an African Union-led bid process to extremity a struggle with national forces that has stretched implicit astir 2 years.

"We are acceptable to abide by an contiguous and mutually agreed cessation of hostilities successful bid to make a conducive atmosphere," the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) said successful a statement.

Tigray's dialog squad includes TPLF spokesperson Getachew Reda, and General Tsadkan Gebretinsae, who are "ready to beryllium deployed without delay," the connection added.

    The Ethiopian authorities formed a committee successful June to negociate with forces from the Tigray region.

      Ethiopian authorities spokesperson Legesse Tulu was not instantly disposable for comment.

      Ethiopia's fragile ceasefire ends arsenic  authorities  forces and Tigrayan fighters clash

      The African Union (AU) welcomed the TPLF's announcement, calling it a "unique accidental towards the restoration of peace" successful Ethiopia, the AU chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said successful a statement precocious Sunday.

      The TPLF had antecedently expressed large concerns implicit the AU's mediation and demanded the authorities reconstruct large services specified arsenic banking and connection to Tigray earlier immoderate talks tin hold. The national government, however, insisted determination indispensable beryllium nary preconditions acceptable earlier the AU intervenes.

        The United Nations besides welcomed the improvement and is acceptable to enactment the AU-led bid process, U.N. spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said successful a statement.

          UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called connected "all parties to prehend this accidental for bid and to instrumentality steps to extremity the unit definitively and opt for dialogue," Dujarric said.

          Military hostilities betwixt Ethiopian authorities forces and Tigrayan forces resumed past month aft a months-long ceasefire.

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