The government of Ethiopia and the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) discussed modalities of peace talks in Asmara, Eritrea yesterday.
Ethiopian government delegation was led by Minister of Communications and Chairman of the Somali People Democratic Party, Ahmed Shide, according to Yemane Gebremeskel, Eritrea’s Information Minister.
The ONLF side was led by its Chairman, Admiral Mohamed Omar, he said on Twitter.
According to a Joint statement issued by the government of Ethiopia and ONLF after the meeting the parties have reached a common understanding on the issues discussed and the way forward.
“Substantive talks will be finalized soon,” the statement added.