Ethiopia Says Eritrean Forces Have Started Pulling out from Tigray

Ethiopia

NAIROBI (Somaliguardian) – Eritrea’s forces have started withdrawal from Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry said.

“The Eritrean troops who had crossed the border when provoked by the TPLF have now started to evacuate and the Ethiopian Defense Forces has taken over guarding the national border,” the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The statement has come after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed earlier said he had agreed with the Eritrean leader Asaias Afwerki that Eritrean forces would be pulled out from Tigray region where clashes between regional forces and Ethiopian federal troops bolstered by Eritrean army and Amhara militias have been taking place since November last year.

Whilst the government… honesty appreciates the concerns of being expressed, it has already been too apparent that the supply of food and medical aid must be the crux of expressions of concerns,” the ministry added.

The United States, France, Germany and other G7 countries called for a swift, unconditional and verifiable pullout of the Eritrean forces in a joint statement on Friday, followed by a political process that is acceptable to all Ethiopians.

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