Tigray’s negotiation team includes TPLF spokesman Getachew Reda, and General Tsadkan Gebretinsae, who are “ready to deploy without delay,” the statement added.
The Ethiopian government formed a committee in June to negotiate with forces from the Tigray region.
Ethiopian government spokesman Legesse Tulu was not immediately available for comment.
The TPLF has previously expressed major concerns through the AU and asked the government to restore basic services such as banking and communication in Tigray before any talks can be held. The federal government, however, insisted that there should be no preconditions set before the AU intervenes.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on “all parties to seize this opportunity for peace and take steps to end violence decisively and opt for dialogue,” Dujarric said.