Addis Ababa ( Ethiopia Today) February 13, 2023: – AU’s Joint Committee for monitoring and implementation of the Agreement for Lasting Peace in Ethiopia through a Permanent Cessation of Hostilities (CoHA) signed between the federal government and Tigrayan authorities .
During the meeting at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa on 10 February. the committee commended the positive dividends of the peace process between the parties and urged both to commence political dialogue to resolve outstanding issues.
The Continental Institution also urged the parties to facilitate unimpeded road access and land transport, and also expedite the reopening of schools and other educational facilities in the region.
It also called upon all AU Partners to “intensify their support for the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR)” outlined in the Pretoria Agreement and the Nairobi Declarations I and ll.
It further called on the AU to enhance the geographical coverage, capacities, and resourcing of the Monitoring, Verification,Verification and Compliance (MVCM) program, which was launched on January 10, and also witnessed the disarmament process of Tigrayan combatants as they handed over heavy weapons to the Ethiopian National Defense Forces.