Ethiopia in Talks With Exiled Group, Signaling Rapprochement

  • More subtantive talks are expected to take place ‘soon’
  • New prime minister has indicated he’ll open political space

By Nizar Manek, 15 May 2018
(Bloomberg) --
Ethiopia’s government began talks with the exiled Oromo Democratic Front, signaling the start of a broader engagement with the opposition group.
A “high-level” government delegation met ODF officials May 11 and May 12 to discuss reforms being implemented by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the group said in a statement Sunday, without disclosing the location of the talks. An ODF delegation will travel to Ethiopia “soon for more substantive talks,” it said.
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