Fri. May 27th, 2022

Philippine President Benigno Aquino and Moro Islamic Liberation Front
(MILF) leader Al Haj Murad Ebrahim have met in Japan to discuss on
the peace process between the two sides.

The
meeting took place on June 24 on the sidelines of a peace conference in
Hiroshima to which both Aquino and Murad were guests, said the
spokesperson of the Philippine President.

During the
event, the two sides discussed the Bangsamoro bill, with the
establishment of an autonomous Muslim region in southern Philippines .

Meanwhile, the MILF spokesperson said via the
meeting, the front wanted to express concerns about the postponement of
the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), which was reached
by the Government and the MILF last March.

It took
nearly two decades for the Government and the MILF, the largest Muslim
rebel group in the country, to reach a solution to end their four-decade
clashes in the southern part of the country.

Since
the 1970s, the MILF has conducted rebels to demand the establishment of
an independent government in Mindanao and some other islands in the
southern region.

The MILF rebels killed at least 120,000 people and made over 2 million others leave their homeland.-VNA

By vivian