Forces in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region on Sunday said they are ready for a ceasefire and would accept an African Union-led peace process.
Tigray forces have been fighting central government for nearly two years.
“We are ready to abide by an immediate and mutually agreed cessation of hostilities,” the Tigrayan forces said in a statement.
“Tigray has set up a negotiation team that is ready to be deployed without delay”, the statement said.
The Ethiopian federal government said in June that the African Union (AU) should facilitate peace talks.