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Published On: Fri, Feb 2nd, 2018

Indonesian Vice President received Moro Islamic Liberation Front delegation

nsnbc : Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, on Thursday this week, received a delegation from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), reportedly keen on taking a cue from the country on conflict settlement amid the fight between the armed organization and the Philippines military.

Jusuf Kalla_Indonesia_Indonesian Vice President_Feb 2018After the meeting with the MILF delegates, Vice President Kalla said they had discussed and shared information and that he also just had visited Aceh to observe progress in Aceh province. Kalla, who also had met with representatives from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) said they wanted to learn from progress achieved in Indonesia.

Kalla said he had shared his experience in encouraging peace in Aceh that was torn by a prolonged conflict between the armed group and the Indonesian military. “Of course, in our experience, in every peace mission there must be firstly, mutual respect and secondly, a compromise. We want to help them. Until now, we still have 10 monitoring teams in Manila,” he remarked.

Meanwhile, MILF Chief Murad Ebrahem said that the group will follow the example set by Indonesia in conflict settlement by taking a cue from the country’s experience in Aceh. Representatives of MILF, UNDP, and Indonesia’s Foreign Ministry have paid a visit to Aceh to witness development in the region after the peace agreement.

“We came here to learn from Indonesia’s experience, especially from the vice president, in addressing the conflict in Aceh. We are facing a similar situation now, and (therefore)we have visited Aceh. We are impressed by the development there following the tsunami and conflict,” Ebrahem noted.

F/AK – nsnbc 02.02.2018

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