Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has never said so publicly as international mediation efforts continue amid one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. The war shifted late last month when the Tigray forces, who had been moving closer to the capital, Addis Ababa, retreated into their northern region under pressure from a drone-supported military offensive. That was an unpopular decision for many Ethiopians, Mesfin told the AP. They expected Abiy’s deputy or chief of staff to attend, but the prime minister walked in. He listened.”There was no immediate comment on the chairman’s account from Abiy’s spokeswoman, Billene Seyoum, or from Tigray forces spokesman Getachew Reda.
Source: Ethiopian News January 25, 2022 18:27 UTC