Patriotic Ginbot 7 announced on 31 July that it will return to Ethiopia in a month’s time.
In a press conference, its leaders said that the decision to return home followed a discussion held with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Washington DC on July 27, 2018.
“The discussion was fruitful,” the leaders said.
“Patriotic Ginbot 7 is convinced that the current situation in Ethiopia is favorable to engage in a peaceful struggle,” they said.
The leaders also vowed to provide the necessary support for the reforms underway in the country.
The Patriotic Ginbot7 announced last month that it had unilaterally suspended all activities using arms.
“As of today June 22, 2018, Patriotic Ginbot 7 has suspended all self-defence operations using firearms in all regions of Ethiopia,” it said in a press release.