ABABA, June 17 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian Parliament
is to grill on Monday Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on
recent border and economic liberalization decisions
made by the ruling coalition.
In a press
statement, the Ethiopian Parliament, said Ahmed in a
special parliamentary session will present
explanation about key decisions taken by Ethiopian
People Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)
Executive Committee to concede a border town to
bitter rival Eritrea and to partially liberalize key
sectors of the economy.
The prime minister
will will answer questions raised by members of
On June 5, the
Executive Committee of the EPRDF, said it is
committed to an unconditional implementation of
Algiers peace agreement with Eritrea.
The peace agreement
ended a two-year border war that killed an estimated
70,000 people from both sides, but a tense armed
standoff continued, with the two countries engaging
in skirmishes occasionally.
Ethiopia until this
month had declined to endorse the results of the
peace agreement fully, including the symbolically
important town of Badme which Ethiopia currently
controls but which was awarded to Eritrea.
Eritrea for its part has insisted the border
demarcation has to be done first before any talks on