The team will oversee the implementation of last month's peace agreement with Tigray's rebels in the first visit by a high-level federal delegation to the region in two years.
Commander-in-chief of the Tigray rebel forces says 65 percent of his forces "disengaged", a key provision of a ceasefire agreement signed early last month to end the two-year conflict.
Addis Ababa says that controlling airports in the restive region would enable the government to expedite humanitarian aid to people in need.
Talks between Ethiopia's government and rival Tigray regional rebel forces would be the first formal negotiations between the two sides since war broke out in November 2020.
There was no immediate response from the Tigray rebels, although the group last month had said they were ready to participate in AU-mediated peace talks.
African Union welcomed the statement from the rebels as the Ethiopian government had previously announced readiness for peace talks.
Mike Hammer, the US special envoy for the Horn of Africa, will head this weekend to Ethiopia and "convey that all parties should halt military operations and engage in peace talks," says White House.
The bombardment came just days after fighting erupted on Tigray's southern border between government forces and rebels, ending a five-month truce.
The Ethiopian government accuses the TPLF of launching an attack and "destroying the truce," while the rebels claim the military began a “large-scale” offensive towards southern Tigray.
Ethiopia's peace committee says it has drawn up a "peace proposal" to try to end the war that erupted in November 2020, but Tigray rebels dismiss the call as "obfuscation".
Five employees of a channel linked to Tigray rebels were arrested in May and June, the Committee to Protect Journalists says.
Parliament's announcement comes as African Union calls for a probe into killings in Oromia state's western area, where OLA rebels are accused of killing hundreds of people.
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