Ethiopia open to diplomatic talks with TPLF

While the government has yet to negotiate with the TPLF, Abiy’s office stated on Twitter on Tuesday that “discussions are not ruled out.” [Image: @abiyahmed/Twitter]
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Ethiopia’s government is open to discussions with the rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front, or TPLF, to resolve the country’s 15-month conflict.

While the government has yet to negotiate with the TPLF, Abiy’s office stated on Twitter on Tuesday that “discussions are not ruled out.”

Abiy’s comments come just days after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres declared success in efforts to end the Tigray violence, which has killed thousands of people and displaced millions.

The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is a left-wing ethnic nationalist paramilitary force, a banned political party, Ethiopia’s former ruling party, and an Ethiopian government-designated terrorist organization.