US hopes rebel retreat in Ethiopia opens 'door to broader diplomacy'

AFP , Monday 20 Dec 2021

The United States said Monday that it hopes the retreat of Tigrayan rebels in Ethiopia to their northern stronghold "opens the door to broader diplomacy."

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File Photo, U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price speaks at the State Department in Washington, U.S., March 31, 2021. Reuters

"If we do see a movement of the Tigrayan forces back into Tigray, that is something we would welcome," State Department spokesman Ned Price said, after the group announced their retreat. "It's something we'd call for, and we hope it opens the door to broader diplomacy."

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