ETHIOPIA BEGINS PEACE TALKS WITH ONLF

Addis Abeba, September 18/2018 – Ethiopian officials led by Ahmed Shide, Federal communication minister & Chairman of the Somali People’s Democratic Party (SPDP), and representatives of the the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) led by its Chairman Admiral Mohamed Omar have discussed “modalities of peace talks in Asmara [Eritrea] today,” according to Yemane G. Meskel, Eritrea’s Information Minister.

The discussion, which was also attended by Mustafa Omer, the newly appointed deputy president of the Somali regional state, focused on “ways of resolving the longstanding conflict in Somali Region,” a statement from the ONLF said. “The parties have reached a common understanding on the issues discussed and way forward. They agreed to work together peacefully to protect the interests of the people of the Somali Region and collaborate on national issues including the future of Horn of Africa integration,” ONLF said in a twitter post. Read more...

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