Addis Ababa ( Ethiopia Today) January 28, 2023: – There is no other security force in the Tigray region apart from the Federal Defense Forces, said Major General Teshome Gemmechu Directorate General of Defense Foreign Relations and Military Cooperation of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF).
Major General Teshome said this while briefing Military Attachés for various countries based in Addis Ababa; Representatives of the African Union, Leaders from the Red Cross Society and representatives of other international organizations on the implementation of the peace agreement, according to the ENDF.
The army quoted Major General Teshome as saying that the opportunities created after the signing of the Pretoria peace agreement has made breathing the air of peace possible not only for Ethiopia but also for the countries in the wider region.
He also said there were many encourages steps taken to implement the agreement including visits by government officials, opening up and services in the Tigray region, he adds.
Efforts are being made to resolve “minor problems through dialogue in order to implement the peace agreement, the Major General told the participants o the briefing.
It has not issued any other statement, especially on the “withdrawal of foreign and non-ENDF forces from the region,” which was stipulated to have happened “concurrently” with the “disarmament of heavy weapons,” according to the Executive Declaration on the Modalities for the Implementation of the Pretoria Agreement, which was signed in Nairobi on November 12, 2022.