Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Conclusion of peace negotiations between the Philippine Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

“It is very encouraging that the parties have now agreed to all chapters in the comprehensive peace agreement. The agreement demonstrates the parties’ commitment to achieving peace and development in Mindanao”, said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.



On 25 January in Kuala Lumpur the Philippine Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, announced that they have reached an agreement on the so-called normalization annex. This paves the way for a Comprehensive peace agreement that will, when it is implemented, end decades of warfare in Central Mindanao.

The conflict has been an obstacle to economic and social development in Mindanao, and has had severe humanitarian consequences for the civilian population. Hundred thousands of people have been internally displaced as a result of the conflict.

“Norway stands ready to offer assistance and support in the implementation of this agreement. I would like to congratulate President Acquino and MILF chairman Murad and their negotiation panels. A special recognition also to the Malaysian government as facilitator to the process, and to the important contribution by the members of the International Contact Group (ICG)”., said Brende.

The ICG is comprised of four countries: Japan, UK, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, and four international NGOs: Muhammadiyah, The Asia Foundation, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and Conciliation Resources. It is the first of its kind where NGOs and diplomats have been working together in a formal and permanent peace negotiating setting.

Norway has since 2008 been a member of the International Monitoring Team (IMT) in Mindanao which is tasked to monitor the implementation of the cease fire agreement signed in 2001. Norway has over the years also given support to both parties in terms of capacity building and workshops on normalization processes.

 

Related news

Latest news

Visit Servogear at Seawork International in Southampton, 3-5 July 2018

You are welcome....

Use Lamiflex for faster heating cable installation

The heating floor is placed directly underneath the wooden floor,

DNV GL partners with the EU and Government of India to bring offshore wind to the Indian market

the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts...

Food safety: ISO 22000:2018 has been published

The landscape for food safety and food chains is transforming.

Celebrates 30 amazing years

After 30 years in business, AKVA group’s subsidiary Plastsveis welcomed employees, 

New Catapult Centers for us

Bergen Technology Transfer, 

HM King Harald and HM Queen Sonja visited Sørfold

Elkem Salten met Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway

TechnipFMC and DOF Subsea announce the delivery of Skandi Recife and commencement of contract with Petrobras

Skandi Recife has state of the art pipelay and marine technology. 

DOF Subsea awarded FPSO hook-up contract in the Atlantic region

DOF Subsea has been awarded ...