Somalilandsun: EU is discreetly mediating TPLF and Abiy Ahmed, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, according to one of the country’s leading newspapers, the Ethiopian Reporter ሪፖርተር.
In October The High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of European Commission Josep Borrell paid a visit to Ethiopia and met Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. EU did not confirm the report that it was a playing the role of a mediator to bridge the gap between Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front and the Ethiopian Government.
The possibility of military confrontation between Ethiopian Defence Forces and TPLF grows. “We have prepared our military of Special Force not in need of a war, but if the worst comes,” said Tigray region President Debretsion Gebremichael in a statement.
In a statement issued on 2 November EU expressed a concern about ‘developments’ in Ethiopia Developments. “All parties as well as Ethiopia’s neighbours must act to reduce tension, eliminate inflammatory language and abstain from provocative military deployments. Failure to do so risks destabilising the country as well as the wider region” reads the statement.
Tigray region President Debretsion Gebremichael: “We have prepared our military of Special Force not in need of a war, but to prepare for the worst“.
Recently, the Eritrean Embassy in Addis Ababa joined the political fray when, in a tweet, it made an inflammatory comments on the political situation in Ethiopia. Eritrea views TPLF as a threat to the implementation of the agreement over Badme. “EU intervention is timely but given the rhetoric of Amhara extremists bent on waging a war on Tigray, Ethiopia may once again break up” says a retired civil servant in Addis Ababa.
“What worries me a lot is the intention of extremists to drag Eritrea into Ethiopian politics so that Ethiopian and Eritrean armies can launch a joint attack on people in a part of Ethiopia. There is a big question mark over the sovereignty of Ethiopia” added the retired civil servant.