Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) Declaration of Unilateral Ceasefire
ONLF, 12 August 2018
Considering the call for peace by the current Ethiopian government Leader Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed
Taking into accountthe positive steps taken by the Ethiopian government to lay the ground work for talks and peaceful negotiations to find a available and lasting solution to the Ogaden conflict
Cognizantof the dangers that can endanger the stability of the Ogaden and derail the proposed peace process, specifically any unilateral political or military decisions by all stakeholders
Affirmingits commitment to engage in a peaceful negotiated settlement of the conflict
Stressingthe key role ONLF and the Somalis in Ogaden in bringing peace, stability and progress in the Wider Horn of Africa Region
Emphasisingthe urgent need to foster a climate of peace that can assist all ONLF, the Ethiopian government and other stakeholders in resolving the long-standing conflict in the Somali territory (Ogaden)
The Ogaden National Liberation Front declares Unilateral ceasefire from today– 12:00 pm, August 12, 2018 that and will cease all military and security operations directed against the Ethiopian Security Apparatus in the Somali territory (Ogaden), until negotiated comprehensive cessation of hostilities is reached with the Ethiopian government.
ONLF calls uponthe Ethiopian government to reciprocate in kind in order to halt any further acts that could hamper the initiated peace process and hasten the proposed peace talks.
Issued By the ONLF
For immediate release