Philippine peace talks starts in Oslo

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Norway has acted as manager when a new round of formal peace talks between the Philippine government and communist movement NDFP start in Oslo on Monday.

The opening ceremony will take place Monday morning at Holmenkollen Park Hotel. Foreign Minister Brende and representatives of the parties will be there for the opening statement, said the Foreign Ministry in a statement.

The conflict between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) has been going on for over 45 years.

Norway has facilitated the peace process between the government and the NDFP since 2001. The last formal round of negotiations was in 2011, but the Philippines’ new president Rodrigo Duterte is now open for new negotiations.

The Philippines is also involved in other conflicts, namely the rebellion of the Islamist Abu Sayyaf movement in the south.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today