Before the meetings, the State Department said Nagy was going to urge the parties to work toward an environment conducive to the resumption of negotiations. The United States also on Wednesday named veteran diplomat Donald Booth as its envoy to Sudan. After meeting Nagy, the main opposition coalition said that it would only participate in indirect talks and it would impose other conditions. "We have informed the Ethiopian prime minister that we refuse to have direct negotiations with the transitional military council," said Madani Abbas Madani, a leader of the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces. The military council has been bolstered by support from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which between them have offered $3 billion in aid.
Source: Ethiopian News June 12, 2019 21:56 UTC