Nairobi, Dec. 27 -- A high-level Ethiopian government delegation led by Parliament Speaker Tagesse Chaffo on Monday arrived in Tigray capital Mekelle, in what Tigray leaders said was a milestone visit in the peace agreement meant to end the two-year war in the Horn of Africa's nation.

This is the first time for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government to dispatch such a high-level delegation to the war-torn region since conflict between Tigray forces and government forces broke out in November 2020.

After arriving in Mekelle, the government delegation and Tigrayan leaders held discussions on a range of pressing issues related to humanitarian aid, basic services, commerce and the withdrawal of Eritrea and Amhara forces.

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