Malaysia to remain facilitator in Philippine gov't-MILF peace talks

15:01, August 31, 2010      

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The Malaysian government will remain the third party facilitator in the peace talks between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), a senior official said Tuesday.

Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said at a press briefing that Malaysia has always been facilitating the negotiations for the past few years so it's better that it remains a facilitator.

The government is set to resume negotiations with the MILF after the Ramadan.

Malaysia has been serving as facilitator in the peace talks since 2001, during the administration of then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III earlier hinted that he' s considering Indonesia as a facilitator in the peace talks.

Source: Xinhua

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