Malaysia conveys to MILF RP’s desire to resume talks

Published on 02 February 2009

Acting promptly, Malaysia has conveyed to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) the desire of the Philippine government to immediately resume the collapsed Mindanao peace process. Mohagher Iqbal, chairman of the MILF peace panel, acknowledged the communication from Malaysia, the negotiation’s sole facilitator and host of meetings. Malaysia, however, did not set yet a date for the talks’ revival, he said. [...] Iqbal lauded the Japanese Government for its continuing assistance to the Mindanao peace process and the region’s development. [...] Japan will provide 7,500 metric tons of rice for the Mindanao evacuees through the World Food Programme (WFP) headed in the Philippines by country representative Stephen Anderson.

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