The Ethiopian Government & The ONLF Issue Joint Statement After Talks in Asmara

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The Government of Ethiopia & The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) Issue Joint Statement After Preliminary Talks in Eritrea

The Government of Ethiopia and the ONLF discussed modalities of peace talks in Asmara today. The Ethiopia Government’s Delegation was led by Minister of Communications & Chairman of the Democratic Party of the Somali People, Mr Ahmed Shide, while the ONLF side was led by its Chairman, Admiral Mohamed Omar.

“The Parties have reached a common understanding on the issues discussed and the way forward… Substantive talks will be finalized soon,” a joint, Government of Ethiopia – ONLF, statement issued after the meeting underlined.

Elias A. FB

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Joint Statement: Government of Ethiopia and ONLF

September 18, 2018

A meeting between the Ethiopian government and the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) took place in Asmara, Eritrea, to discuss ways of resolving the longstanding conflict in the Somali Region. The two parties have discussed the modalities of peace talks between the Ethiopian government and ONLF.

The parties have reached a common understanding on the issues discussed and way forward.

The two parties have agreed to work together peacefully to promote and protect the interests of the people of the Somali region and collaborate on national issues including the future of the Horn of Africa integration.

The substantive talks will be finalized soon.

Both Parties thank the Eritrean government and people for hosting the meeting.

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Source: Latest tweets from Eritrea’s Information Minister, Mr Yemane Gebre Meskel, @hawelti, & ONLF’s official Tweeter account, @ONLFofficial