Communiqué of the 1120th meeting of the PSC, held on 9 November 2022, on the Briefing on the Agreement for Lasting Peace through Permanent Cessation of Hostilities between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF)

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Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 1120th meeting, held on 9 November 2022, on the Briefing on the Agreement for Lasting Peace through Permanent Cessation of Hostilities between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF):
The Peace and Security Council,
Recalling Communique [PSC/PR/COMM.1097 (2022)] adopted at its 1097th meeting held on 4 August 2022 and Press Statement [PSC/PR/PS.1115 (2022)] adopted at its 1115th meeting held on 21 October 2022, respectively, on the situation in the Horn of Africa and the AU-led Peace Process for Ethiopia;
Determined to ensure the effectiveness of African solutions to African problems and to silence the guns in Africa by the Year 2030, in order to create conducive conditions for the realization of the aspirations of AU Agenda 2063;
Reaffirming the unwavering commitment of the AU to fully respect the sovereignty, territorial integrity and national unity of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, in line with the AU Constitutive Act; as well as to support all efforts aimed at restoring durable peace, security and stability in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa region as a whole;
Noting the opening remarks made by H.E. Ambassador Emilia Ndinelao Mkusa, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Namibia to the Africa Union and Chairperson of the PSC for November 2022, and the statements by H.E. Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security; H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and AU High Representative for the Horn of Africa;  Ms. Nardos Ayalew Belay, Acting Permanent Representative of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the AU, as well as the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD); and