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‘In the course of a few days, the parties in the Philippine peace process have reached agreement on issues that have blocked progress for many years. The agreement to recommend amnesties and a ceasefire is a breakthrough. It is also of crucial importance that the whole of the communist movement National Democratic Front of the Philippines is now represented here in Oslo,’ said Minister of Forei...

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Norway hosts the resumption of the formal peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

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'The Philippine government and the Communist movement NDFP are coming to Oslo to resume formal peace negotiations in a conflict which has been running for 47 years. We are very committed to offering our support in this process,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Norway supports the upcoming meeting between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Malaysia on 13 August 2016. The two parties agree to discuss the initial stages towards the implementation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).

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Photo: Force Commander Major General Kristin Lund speaks to UNFICYP troops. Credits: UNFICYP/Juraj Hladky.

Major General Kristin Lund of Norway ended her command of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus this week.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende's statement at the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem) Summit in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) 16 July.

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