New round of peace talks between Ethiopia, Tigray reps

Already, a communications channel has been established between the two sides to address any incidents "as both recognize the challenge of fully communicating with all their units to stop fighting," the official said.

Those facilitating and attending the talks include African Union envoy and former Nigerian president Olesegun Obasanjo, former Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta and Nigerian, South African and Kenyan military officers. The United States and the regional Intergovernmental Authority on Development are observers.