The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONL) senior leaders have returned to their country today.
The leaders were welcomed at Addis Ababa Bole Airport, by Deputy Head of the Somali Region Mr. Mustafa Omar, Somaliland’s High Representative, Ahmed Shide, and various country elders and religious leaders.
Members of the Ogaden National Liberation Front have been returned from Asmara to Jigjiga without arms two weeks ago. One month ago, Dr. Workneh Gebeyew, Foreign Affairs Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, led a delegation to Eritrea and have talked to the group and made an agreement. And the foreign minister confirmed that they are ready to return to the country without arms and start a new political movement in a peaceful way.
This moment is the result of the FDRE Prime Minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, as he calls for all foreign political forces to stop their armed struggle and start a peaceful act.