News: PM Abiy, Tigray Interim admin meet in wake of differences on ‘referendum’, drought response

Addis Abeba – In a major development and the first such meeting subsequent to the formation of the interim administration of Tigray a year ago, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his cabinet members met today with a delegation led by Getachew Reda, President of the Interim Administration of Tigray, and senior officials of the TPLF. The PM also repeated the government’s earlier claim that both the Tigray interim Administration and Amhara regional state officials have agreed to conduct a referendum to resolve the status of Western Tigray, which remains occupied by forces affiliated with Amhara region administration. The Tigray delegation attending today’s meeting comprises Debretsion Gebremichael, who has recently been re-elected Chairman of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), as well as Lieutenant General Tadesse Worede, and Maj. General Tsadkan Gebretinsae, senior leadership of Tigrayan forces and deputy presidents of the Tigray Interim Administration, among other members of the interim administration. According to the official readout by the office of the Prime Minister, the meeting aimed at undertaking an “in-depth review of the initiatives and progress in the Tigray Region since the inception of the Interim Regional Administration. The evaluation of Federal and Regional actors focuses on post-conflict reconstruction and implementation of the peace agreement.”As of the writing of this news, there is no statement issued by the Tigray Interim Administration providing further details on the meeting.

February 09, 2024 13:26 UTC

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