Asmara, 19 September 2018- The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) discussed modalities of peace talks in Asmara yesterday. Government Delegation was led by The Minister of Government Communication Affairs Office and Chairman of the Ethiopian Somali Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Ahmed Shide, while ONLF side was led by its Chairman, Admiral Mohamed Omar. Here is the joint statement issued by the Ethiopian government and ONLF:
Joint statement: government of Ethiopia and ONLF
A meeting between the Ethiopia government and the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) took place in Asmara, Eritrea to discuss ways of resolving the longstanding conflict in somali region. The two parties have discussed the modalities of peace talks between the Ethiopia government and ONLF.
The parties have reached a common understanding on the issues discussed and way forward.
The two parties have agreed to work together peacefully to promote and protect the interest of the people of the Somali region and collaborate on national issues including the future of the horn of Africa integration.
The substantive talks will be finalized soon.
Both parties thank the Eritrea government and people for hosting the meeting.