A high-level Ethiopian government delegation on Monday made the first visit to the capital of rebel-held Tigray since the signing of a peace deal last month aimed at ending a brutal two-year conflict, IgbereTV reports
Both sides applauded the visit, which aimed at building on the November 2 accord, while the Tigrayans said the talks also focussed on restoring key services to the crippled region.
“The delegation is the first of its stature as a high-level federal government body heading to Mekele in two years,” the Ethiopian government said in a statement.
“This gesture is an attestation to the peace agreement getting on the right track and progressing,” it said.
The team was led by House of Peoples Representatives speaker Tagesse Chafo and includes Redwan Hussein, who is the security adviser to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, as well as the ministers of justice, transport and communication and labour