‘We’re back where we belong’–Norwegian facilitator

Royal Norwegian Government Special Envoy to the Philippine Peace Process Elisabeth Slattum welcomed the GRP and NDFP panels to the negotiating table after two months of impasse.

In her opening remarks, Slattum congratulated the parties and the president of the Philippines for “working through a tough crisis and for showing courage, perseverance and genuine commitment for the achievement of peace for the benefit of the Filipino people.”

Slattum added it is the Norwegian’s hope as committed third party facilitators the parties would continue to progress in their endeavors to reach agreement on socio-economic reforms with the aim of addressing the root causes of the conflict.

The Netherlands
April 3, 2017