The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s peace team agreed to resume formal negotiations next month with a historic joint statement last night in Oslo, Norway (1 am, Manila time).
In a successful conclusion to their two-day exploratory talks, both parties also agreed to discuss in their formal negotiations the affirmation of previously-signed agreements, accelerated process for the negotiations, reconstitution of the NDFP list of Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG)-protected personnel, amnesty proclamation of all political prisoners, and mode of interim ceasefire.
Read the full story here: https://kodao.org/2016/06/15/oslo-talks-conclude-successfully/
Here is a video of the exploratory talks’ signing and closing ceremony highlights.
(Video by Ariel Casilao, editing by Pom Villanueva for Kodao Productions, feature photo from Hernani Braganza’s Twitter account)