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Eritrea to withdraw troops from Tigray region Ethiopia

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced that Eritrea has agreed to withdraw troops from the Tigray region of Ethiopia

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Eritrean President Isaias Afeworki and Abiy Ahmed at Asmara International Airport (photo : ENA)

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed led a delegation on Thursday for two days working. And today, he disclosed that the Eritrean government has agreed to withdraw troops from the Tigray region of Ethiopia.

According to Abiy Ahmed, Eritrean troops entered the Ethiopian territory along the Eritrean border after TPLF attacked the Ethiopian Defense Force on November 4, 2020 and fired a rocket at Asmara.

Eritrean troops have been in control of positions the Ethiopian Defense Forces withdrew from following TPLF attack. Ethiopian Defense Force will be deployed back its position before November 4, 2020 when Eritrean troops withdraw from the area, according to Ethiopian government sources.

Ethiopia has been under pressure from the international community regarding the presence of Eritrean troops in Tigray region.

The Prime Minister has published a social media update regarding the outcome of his meeting with Eritrean president Isaias Afeworki which is shared below:

On Discussions with President Isaias Afwerki

March 26, 2021

On November 4, 2020 the TPLF criminal clique treasonously attacked the Northern Command of the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) in a foiled plan to seize power by destabilizing the nation. Attacking the Northern Command where the nation’s largest weapons depot was stationed and mercilessly killing and kidnapping members of the ENDF has drawn the federal government into a military engagement it has been provoked into.

It is to be recalled that following the attack on the Northern Command, the TPLF fired rockets into Bahir Dar and Gonder cities. Similarly, they fired rockets into Asmara, Eritrea thereby provoking the Eritrean government to cross Ethiopian borders and prevent further attacks and maintain its national security.

In our March 26, 2021 discussions with President Isaias Afwerki during my visit to Asmara, the government of Eritrea has agreed to withdraw its forces out of the Ethiopian border. The Ethiopian National Defense Force will take over guarding the border areas effective immediately.

Ethiopia and Eritrea will continue strengthening their bilateral relations and economic cooperation ambitions. We will continue building on the spirit of trust and good neighborliness between our two countries as embarked upon in 2018. In particular, restoring trust-based people to people relations among our citizens in the Tigray region and fellow Eritreans across the border is essential.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. This damn rapist , Colonel Abiy Ahmed, was told by high ranking offficials to urge his teacher tfor the withdrawal of eritrean army. That is why he left there. Fesam . zerete zeretrata ahiya!typical donkey!

    If my eyes serves me right , Isayas is suffering from mumps and swelling on the neck. Look at him this old man . He looks an old bat ! Please give him something before he dies. He is a giant box reserved for all sorts of crimes and lies where you could be served to enjoy all sorts of crimes. Evil sprits will fight among eachother to take some slices of his bodies during his death so that these dark forces could mainatin their evil nature. THese evil forces kept all their bad thoughts in him who served them as temporary box till his death. This is my a penny contribution and part of his homily for those amhara elites to read during his death and preserve it in his future satanic tomb/temple along with MInilik II. Isyasa is god of amhara elites!

  2. Ok. Eritrea will withdraw its forces from Ethiopian territories. End of story. There is no reason to make a stink out of it. These two countries had a history of suddenly turning mortal foes. There is also a report that tells officials in Asmara have promised to look into allegations of gross human rights violation by members of their defense forces in Tigray and will hold those perpetrators accountable. The UN and Ethiopia have agreed to form a joint body of experts who will carry out a thorough investigation. Ethiopia’s own human rights council has already released a preliminary report in which it stated a possibility of crimes against humanity in Tigray. It will come up with its final report hopefully soon. So a lot of investigation is going on over there now. Let’s wait until these two bodies come up with their final and conclusive reports. For now the news of foreign troops withdrawal is a sigh of relief for me. That gem of the colored is being besieged on all sides. Bigots are on a rampage killing innocent civilians and pillaging in many parts of the country. Sesame-in-Chief Abdul Fattah is on mission from his slave driver boss in Al-Qahirah stealing oil seeds and cereals. The goons of TPLF are mortally down but not completely out yet. So the old country DOES NOT NEED another front of deadly conflict. I take this news as a reprieve and diplomatic success. The Republic of Axum will remain just a pie in the sky, I mean way above the earth’s atmosphere! Republics of Amhara, Oromia and whatever fiefdom mongering bigots are dreaming about have been torn to shreds. Mark my words and Allah is my witness! Bigots will never get their wishes! You hear that? Never!!!!!

  3. The Prime Minister’s Letter is well composed like a true civilized diplomat. Yes, Africans can be true diplomat — not the ‘savages’ that the West characterized for time immemorial, the consequence of which is a NEGATIVE attitude bestowed upon the Good, Decent, God Fearing Black Africans.
    With respect to the subject matter of the news item, it is hoped that the good and far sighted common people of Tigray will find a way to maintain Tigrai’s admirable ancient history of Atse Yohanes and his comrades to save Ethiopia from foreign obstacles. From that wonderful historical fact, it is hoped that individuals of 21st Century, who think for themselves’ interests only, will refrain from damaging the admirable history of Tigray .
    It must be added here, that IF — and ONLY IF — THE PEOPLE OF TIGRAY democratically, with full freedom and liberty, wish to separate from Ethiopia, for heaven’s sake, LET IT BE, with peace and dignity. .

  4. Abiy Ahmed will pay for the atrocities he’s done in Tigray. And God will punish him when he dies. So many lies and pain in Tigray

  5. Now that the core TPLF junta is history, the Ethiopian Defense Forces should continue to hunt the hard liner TPLFites and eliminate them. I do not agree in arresting them because Ethiopia would then have to feed and take care of them in other ways. Better to eliminate them while in active military operation. If they choose to lay down their weapons, then let them be free to pursue their normal survival lives.

  6. It’s absolutely a must do matter for Ethiopia to hunt, catch and or destroy the TPLF terrorist leaders, if our people and country ETHIOPIA is to have stable peace, laws and orders. There cannot be other priorities than this period.
    ኢትዮጵያ : ታበፅህ: ዕደዊሃ: ሐበ: እግዚአብሔር::

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