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Tigray Peace Committee Meets

FILE: A member of the Afar Special Forces holds a gun next to a damaged house in the village of Bisober. Taken 12.9.2020

A body charged by the Ethiopian government to look into possible peace negotiations with Tigrayan rebels has held its first meeting, a top aide to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said.

The seven-member committee, headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen, "has started work", Redwan Hussein said on Twitter after Tuesday's meeting.

"It has decided on its internal workings and ethics for the discussion which will be led by the African Union," said Redwan, who is Prime Minister Abiy's national security adviser.