Govt, MILF resume talks in KL

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The government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) negotiating panels resumed formal talks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday.

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The two panels are expected to go over and try to complete the power sharing and normalization annexes for the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB).

In her opening statement, Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, head of the government panel, said that they recognized that the path they “have painstakingly taken to get us to the second, third and then the final Annex is strewn with various types of landmines.”

“In this round, we will prove that we have not been waylaid by these groups’ destructive, desperate ways,” Ferrer said, referring to the bombing missions carried out by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) which is opposed to the peace talks.

She reiterated the government’s commitment “to see through our road map during his term.”

“On our end, we do our share of reaching the goal of completing the last two remaining annexes. Let us show that we are ready to put to sleep the infamous devil in the details and awaken the angel of creativity and compromise,” she said. “We aim for an agreement that leaves no one in the prospective Bangsamoro political entity left behind as far as protection of rights and access to power and wealth are concerned.”

”We know that there will be more challenges ahead, that in fact, things might still get worse before things get better. Such has been the experience in most post-conflict settings. This is my objective view, not a pessimistic stance. But it is an appraisal that is imbued with the determination that we shall overcome,” she added.

Both parties completed and inked the annexes on modalities and transitional arrangements in January and the annex on wealth sharing and revenue generation last month.

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