GRP and NDFP informal talks put peace process back on track

Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) negotiators agreed to resume formal peace talks more than a month after President Rodrigo Duterte’s termination of the negotiations.

After several weeks of heated exchanges between both parties, the informal talks held in Utrecht, the Netherlands last Friday and Saturday put the peace process back on track with several new agreements such as the release of five NDFP consultants and a prospective bilateral ceasefire.

Here is the formal announcement made by Ambassador Elisabeth Slattum of the Royal Norwegian Government of the results of the backchannel negotiations in The Netherlands in the past two days.

(Video courtesy of the NDFP)